Crime and access to welfare

Paula Bennett is horrified that people claim to have committed crimes because of poverty and difficulties accessing welfare. She claims welfare is accessible for those in need and is enough to live on. Newsflash Paula: There’s a huge black-market out there of people struggling to survive on low wages and benefits who do all kinds of things to supplement an inadequate income.

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Three strikes bill gets two warnings, one more and it’s out?

Chris Finalyson, Attorney General has released the Bill of Rights report on the Three strikes and you’re out (Sentencing and Parole) bill. It won’t surprise you that the Bill fails the vet. The NZ Herald reports that there is an “apparent inconsistency” with the section of the Bill of Rights protecting New Zealanders against cruel, degrading […]

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