Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Little’

Five eyes want NZ social media data Comments 0

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Civil liberties groups fear privacy, freedom of expression and trade secrets could be eroded if tech companies are compelled to give up their encrypted data to the government on request. The New Zealand Government, its Five Eyes security partners plus India and Japan want companies like Facebook to release encrypted data when requested. The reason: Read more

Abortion law Bill: Safe Zones rejected Comments 0

Thursday, March 12th, 2020
abortion

Justice Minister Andrew Little will not try to re-introduce “safe zones” into his abortion legalisation bill after a mix up removed them. “The safe zone provision was always the most marginally supported,” Little said. The abortion law bill was going through the committee stage on Tuesday evening and into the early hours of Wednesday. ACT Read more

Ardern and Little champions of abortion Comments 0

Monday, March 9th, 2020
democracy

The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and the Minister of Justice, Andrew Little are upset that Members of Parliament should see graphic pictures of defenceless and weak unborn children who have been violently killed in abortions. Right to Life asks that if the images exposing the bodies of the brutally murdered victims of abortion are so Read more

Find me somebody who has smoked 42 joints a day Comments 0

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Justice Minister Andrew Little, responsible for the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill, said discussion of people consuming 14 grams in a day was “fantastical”. “I know people are saying, ‘Look, 14 grams means 21, or 42, or even more kind of joints a day’. “It’s a bit like saying, ‘somebody who goes off to buy Read more

Abortion law rushed and undemocratic Comments 0

Monday, October 14th, 2019
Andrew Little undemocratic behaviour

Submitters to the Parliamentary committee on abortion legislation are accusing Justice Minister, Andrew Little of undemocratic behaviour; rushing through liberalised abortion laws. They are angry their voices are denied a hearing by the special Select Committee taking public input on his Abortion Legislation Bill. Committee chair, Ruth Dyson, Wednesday, announced the committee would only hear Read more

Statue of St Barbara installed at Pike River mine entrance Comments 0

Monday, May 27th, 2019
St Barbara

A statue of St Barbara, the patron saint of miners, has been mounted near the portal of the Pike River mine. It is a gift from Pike River Re-entry Minister Andrew Little. He presented it on May 3, when re-entry of the mine was planned and then abandoned because of the oxygen levels. “There has Read more

Hate crime law review fast-tracked Comments 0

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Justice Minister Andrew Little is considering making hate crime an offence in the wake of the March 15 Christchurch terror attack. Currently, hate-motivated hostility can be considered an “aggravating factor” in sentencing, and staff can note when a crime was motivated by a “common characteristic” such as race, gender identity, sexual orientation, or religion. Read Read more

Man-Up programme has never been banned from prisons Comments 0

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis has denied Destiny Church leader Brian Tamaki’s claims that the Government has stifled his attempts for the church to work in prisons. He echoed comments made earlier by Justice Minister Andrew Little, who said Destiny had never actually made a formal application to partner with the Government to work in prisons. Read more

Salvation Army tells Andrew Little to put money where mouth is Comments 0

Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is in favour of fewer people in prison. They say the Minister of Justice, Andrew Little, should put his money where his mouth is and to scrap the planned mega-prison. Rather than incarcerating people, the Salvation Army says the money is better spent on re-integration programmes. Former Justice Minister Judith Collins has sent Read more

Lines drawn on abortion law reform Comments 0

Monday, March 13th, 2017
abortion

The Abortion Supervisory Committee has recommended an update of New Zeleand’s  abortion laws. Prime Minister Bill English disagrees. On the other hand Labour leader, Andrew Little believes reform is necessary as does his newly elected deputy, Jacinda Ardern. On TVNZ’s Q & A programme on Sunday morning English told interviewer Corrin Dann that he is Read more