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Sensible Sentencing Trust
So far we have made Submissions as follows:
Submission on the Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill including the all-important three strikes provision by Professor Jennifer Walsh
Submission on Disclosure to Court of Defendants’ previous convictions, similar offending, and bad character to the Law Commission as the result of a discussion paper.
Submission on the Criminal Proceeds Recovery Bill to the Law and Order Select Committee
Submission on Youth Justice to the Law and Order Select Committee – Youth Parliament 2007
Inquiry into Victim Rights Submission from the Trust
Other submissions have been made as follows;
From Kristine Johnston mother of Shannon Johnston
From Richard Johnston father of Shannon Johnston
From Peter Jenkins
Prisoners and Victims Claims Bill Submissions from the Trust as a whole and a selection of submissions from individuals. This is the legislation dealing with prisoner compensation, which we have been campaigning against. The legislation is still on its way through Parliament at the time of writing.
Other submissions were made as follows;
From Tai Hobson, husband of Mary Hobson, murdered at the Panmure RSA.
From Ida Hawkins, mother of Colleen Burrows, murdered in cold blood by Sam Te Hei in 1987.
From Darren Comrie, son of Ian Comrie, murdered by Michael Manihera without provocation in 1997.
From Peter Jenkins, nothing special, just incensed at the injustice to victims
Victims Request List A large submission on behalf of the families of NZ's murder victims was made to Parliament on Tuesday July the 22nd 2003. In it we requested a timetable from Parliament on 12 action points. Therefore this submission is divided up into a number of sections, plus there were four stories from these families, which are in the Victims' Stories section
DNA Bill Submission on the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Bill, otherwise known as the DNA Bill, which we made in late 2002, finishing with a hard hitting oral submission by Kelly Piggott, Teresa Cormack's Mother.
Victims Rights Bill Submission on the Victim's Rights Bill which was passed in August 2001, with a number of inherent flaws despite extensive submissions including ours.
Sentencing and Parole Bill an analysis of this Bill and its highlights and flaws by Steve Franks, who speaks from considerable legal experience
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