The controversial three-strikes legislation will become law, after the National-Act Party bill passed its third reading in Parliament last night.
However, it came under repeated fire from Labour, the Greens and the Maori Party in an at-times colourful debate, in which the substance of the bill and its process through Parliament came under scrutiny.
The bill has been criticised as having little impact on crime.
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