13 Oct 2011

Collins unimpressed by Labour law-and-order policy

7:15 am on 13 October 2011

The Government is challenging the Labour Party to come up with new ideas in its policy on law and order.

Labour says it wants non-sworn police staff to gather evidence so that officers can be fred up to investigate crimes; it also wants more rehabilitation programmes in prisons.

The Minister for Police and Corrections, Judith Collins, says much of what is proposed in Labour's new policy is already happening.

She says Labour is clearly not up to date with what has been happening in New Zealand in the past three years.