Election 2014 - Party Policies - Law and Order

Election 2014 - Party Policies - Law and Order

Law and Order

Click here to return to the policy homepage.

  • Not available on their website yet.

  • Increase the range of options available to judges in criminal court cases.
  • Increase funding and support for restorative justice approaches throughout the criminal justice system, in a variety of cultural and geographical settings, including after sentencing, particularly in prisons.
  • Establish an Independent Prison Inspectorate.
  • Make private ownership of fully functional semi-automatic weapons illegal. (more here)

  • Repeal National's recent TICS and GCSB legislation to protect New Zealanders from being subject to mass surveillance when they're going about their lawful business.
  • Ensure the Pike River miners’ families receive their rightful court-ordered compensation. We will work with Pike River Coal shareholders and government entities ACC and NZ Super Fund, to require them to fulfil their moral duty.
  • Create a crime of corporate manslaughter to apply in cases of workplace deaths that are caused by failures at the board and senior management level.
  • Maintain the lower blood alcohol limit while driving, that we campaigned for and achieved this Parliamentary term. (more here)

  • Not available on their website yet.

  • Not available on their website yet.

  • Meet our new target of reducing total crime rate, from 2011 levels, by 20 per cent by 2017.
  • Better protect victims of violent and sexual offences with new ‘non-contact orders’ – reducing risk of unwanted contact between offenders and victims.
  • Continue 24 hour GPS monitoring for the highest risk offenders out on release in the community.
  • Tackle cyber bullying and its devastating impact with new measures including a civil enforcement regime, a new agency, and new offences.
  • Keep communities safer by allowing the High Court to order that the highest-risk offenders stay behind bars with Public Protection Orders. (more here)

  • Reintroduce the chargeable offence of being intoxicated and disorderly in public, to include intoxication from the use of drugs whether legal or illicit.
  • Introduce legislation to ban all criminal gangs, in line with those of several Australian States.
  • Institute a Castle Doctrine law, empowering New Zealanders to defend themselves and protect their homes and families with all necessary force.
  • Introduce cumulative sentencing for offenders convicted of more than one crime.
  • Introduce cumulative sentencing for offenders convicted of more than one crime. (more here)

  • Not available on their website yet.

 

We welcome your help to improve our coverage of this issue. Any examples or experiences to relate? Any links to other news, data or research to shed more light on this? Any insight or views on what might happen next or what should happen next? Any errors to correct?

We welcome your comments below. If you are not already registered, please register to comment.

Remember we welcome robust, respectful and insightful debate. We don't welcome abusive or defamatory comments and will de-register those repeatedly making such comments. Our current comment policy is here.