Charles Chauvel whinged about the proposed paedo register being unnecessary, that the current system works just fine.
This is of course the same system that allowed Te Rito Henry Miki, the sex offender/teacher to operate with impunity for years.
And who was responsible for that regime….why it was Phil Goff:
“I do not lightly promote legislation which in part may conflict with Bill of Rights requirements. However in this instance the risk posed by such offenders is real, and the vulnerability of our children and the need to protect them must be our paramount consideration.
“I make no apologies for insisting that protection of children takes priority over those convicted sex offenders who the court believes are likely to re-offend.”
Of course we now know that Goff’s law was hopelessly inadequate.
I welcome Labour and the Greens continuing to cuddle up to paedophiles and other criminals.