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Scorn Poured Garrett's Sterilisation Suggestion

Scorn Poured Garrett's Sterilisation Suggestion
Wellington, March 4 NZPA - Scorn has been poured on ACT MP David Garrett's suggestion that bad parents should be offered a $5000 incentive to get sterilised.

New Initiatives To Help Victims Financially

New Initiatives To Help Victims Financially
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - New assistance for victims of serious crime and thier families has been welcomed but some say it is far too little.

Victims To Get Financial Help

Victims To Get Financial Help
By Kate Chapman of NZPA Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - Victims of serious crime will now get more financial support from the Government -- including a payment for attending the court hearing of the accused.

"Three Strikes" Legislation May Have Merit, Says PM

"Three Strikes" Legislation May Have Merit, Says PM
Wellington, Sept 21 NZPA - There may be "some merit" in three-strikes legislation for repeat offenders, says Prime Minister John Key. The policy was promoted at the Sensible Sentencing Trust's fifth annual conference in Taupo this weekend.

Chris Ford: From the Sublime To The Ridiculous - Larry Baldock's Referendum On Referendums

Yesterday, Larry Baldock presented his latest citizens initiated referendum petition wording for approval by the Clerk of the House of Representatives.

Garrett Tells Officers They Won't Get Work In Private Prisons

Garrett Tells Officers They Won't Get Work In Private Prisons
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, July 29 NZPA - An MP from government confidence and supply party ACT today told prison officers who spoke out against private prisons that they had hurt their future job prospects.

Bill To Ban Patches In Parts Of Wanganui Passes Final Reading

Bill To Ban Patches In Parts Of Wanganui Passes Final Reading
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, May 6 NZPA - A bill banning wearing gang patches in parts of Wanganui passed tonight with the crucial support of three ACT MPs. The bill passed 62 to 59.

`Double Bunking' Plan Endorsed By Tougher Sentencing Group

`Double Bunking' Plan Endorsed By Tougher Sentencing Group
Wellington, Dec 2 NZPA - A tougher sentencing group has endorsed a government plan to use "double-bunking" to cope with increased prison numbers.

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