Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Little’

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

Little re-affirms Labour will not introduce euthanasia legislation Comments 0

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Right to Life has commended Labour leader Andrew Little for once again confirming that Labour will not be introducing a private members bill on Euthanasia. In letter to the secretary of Right to Life written in December last year Little said, “Labour’s position is to support the cross-party select committee inquiry”. “Euthanasia is a conscience Read more