Bail in New Zealand - Submission

NZPA | Tue May 10th, 2011

The Police Association welcomes the opportunity to comment on the proposals contained in the consultation document Bail in New Zealand: Reviewing Aspects of the Bail System. The changes in this document might best be described as incremental improvements and would be greeted positively by members if they were to be brought forward as reforms. 

From an Association point of view, the single biggest improvement proposed is the ability to arrest (without warrant) a defendant aged under 17 years for breach of bail.

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