As crime continues to rise dairy owners are scared for their lives and communities reel under a record increase in burglary numbers, it has now been revealed that Police received less than three quarters of their bid in this year’s budget, says Labour’s Police spokesman Stuart Nash.
The threatened closure of Silver Fern Farms’ Fairton Plant in Ashburton raises serious questions about the Government’s support of the sale of half of the company to a foreign company, when it appears this outcome may have been inevitable, says Labour’s Regional Development spokesperson Stuart Nash.
“At the time of the sale in September last year, the decision-making Ministers Louise Upston and Paula Bennett said they were ‘satisfied that the purchase would create substantial and identifiable benefit for New Zealand’.
New Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Police Paula Bennett must properly resource Police to tackle rising crime with new figures showing crime rising by four per cent in 2016, says Labour’s Police spokesperson Stuart Nash.
The Government has done enough talking about the ill-effect of gangs on our community, so now it’s time for real action required to smash gangs once and for all, says Labour’s police spokesman Stuart Nash.
After an increase in this year's Christmas holiday road toll by nearly 40 per cent, now is not the time to cut road policing numbers says Labour's Police spokesperson Stuart Nash.
"Former Police Minister Judith Collins announced last year that the number of officers dedicated to road policing was being slashed by 111, and this number was confirmed by new Police Minister Paula Bennett in December.
A tax amendment being snuck in under the radar allows changes to tax issues to be driven through by the Government without Parliamentary scrutiny, says Labour’s Revenue spokesman Stuart Nash.
“The amendment allows any part of the Tax Administration Act to be changed by Order in Council. In layman terms, the Government can change tax law without any consultation or without going through the parliamentary process.
Police Minister Judith Collins’ contention that crime is falling has proven to be wrong yet again, with latest Police statistics showing an increase in most crimes, Labour’s Police spokesperson Stuart Nash says.
“Figures for June 2016 show an increase in every crime category measured by police over the last year, bar one.
Our roads will be more dangerous after the Police lost $26 million funding for road safety following a scrap with the Transport Agency, Labour’s Police spokesperson Stuart Nash says.
“Documents obtained by Labour under the Official Information Act show Police sought $986 million funding for the 2015/18 period but only got $960 million after the Transport Agency argued they were entitled to some of that funding.