Getting tougher

To look tough on crime, governments increase penalties, create new crimes and make it harder to get bail.
The English Common Law system we use was carefully built up, crafted and altered to fit modern times. However, New Zealand has no protections such as an upper house, or constitution. The party in power encompasses both the executive and the legislature.
Hard cases make bad law, and many urgent and recent changes have been driven by hard cases. Defences, such as provocation, built up over hundreds of years are near instantly removed.
We need a proper criminal law committee the Government cannot

Spark plugged

Government action

Ticked off


Power charge

Fixed charges

Large families

Coal comfort

Dolphin deaths

Ihumātao purchase


Short & Sweet