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Some Prisons Likely To Be Privately Run - Key

Some Prisons Likely To Be Privately Run - Key
Wellington, March 9 NZPA - Prime Minister John Key today signalled the Government's intention to put some of the country's prisons under private management. "In my view, competition is a healthy thing," he said at his post cabinet press conference.

Corrections Head Will Need To Earn Confidence, Says Minister

Wellington, March 9 NZPA - Corrections Minister Judith Collins remains reluctant to express confidence in the department's chief executive, but says she is keen to work with him to address problems.

Minister Under Pressure To Condemn Police Officer's Actions

Minister Under Pressure To Condemn Police Officer's Actions
Wellington, March 5 NZPA - Police Minister Judith Collins was again under pressure in Parliament today to condemn the actions of a senior officer who refused a breath test, but she continued to insist it was an employment matter and subject to privacy laws.

Matthews Confident SSC Report Will Be Fair

Matthews Confident SSC Report Will Be Fair
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, March 4 NZPA - Corrections chief executive Barry Matthews believes Friday's report into accountability for failings in parole will be fair. Mr Matthews fronted up to Parliament's law and order select committee this morning.

Police Say Correct Procedures Used In Breath Test Case - Collins

Police Say Correct Procedures Used In Breath Test Case - Collins
Wellington, March 3 NZPA - Police have given an assurance that correct procedures are being followed in the case of a senior officer who refused to take a breath test, Parliament was told today.

Barry Matthews Not Intending To Resign From Corrections

Barry Matthews Not Intending To Resign From Corrections
By Maggie Tait of NZPA Wellington, Feb 20 NZPA - Corrections Department chief executive Barry Matthews is not resigning from his position over failures in probation. And he says he has nothing to fear from a State Services Commission (SSC) inquiry.

Matthews To Talk To Media As Labour Criticise Collins Handling

Matthews To Talk To Media As Labour Criticise Collins Handling
Wellington, Feb 20 NZPA - Corrections Department chief executive Barry Matthews is to speak to media today about failures in the department's management of parole system that has seen his future thrown in doubt.

Matthews To Have His Say Tomorrow

Wellington, Feb 19 NZPA - Corrections Department chief executive Barry Matthews is tomorrow breaking his silence and talking to media.

Three Strikes Bill May Yet Be Struck Out Says Govt

Three Strikes Bill May Yet Be Struck Out Says Govt
Wellington, Feb 19 NZPA - A bill proposing to reduce parole eligibility for repeat violent offenders is not certain to pass into law despite being introduced into Parliament by the Government.

Parole Bill Gets First Reading

Parole Bill Gets First Reading
Wellington, Feb 18 NZPA - A government bill that makes it more difficult for the worst violent offenders to get parole was given its first reading in Parliament tonight.

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