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Source: New Zealand Labour Party

“National’s campaign was about tackling crime and the best they can do is a two-year long Ministerial Advisory Group,” Labour justice spokesperson Duncan Webb said.

“A Ministerial Advisory Group is not an urgent solution to an urgent problem. That $3.6 million could be spent on crime prevention, supporting victims, rehabilitation and stopping reoffending right now.

“Just saying you’ll be tough on crime doesn’t stop crime. We need evidence-based solutions that work, so it’s time to stop playing politics and start working together to build a safer community.”

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