Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill- Second Reading – Video 10

Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill- Second Reading – Video 10

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are they Nick’s calls are split called Marama Davidson five months Thank You mr. speaker the Green Party are opposing the enhancing identity verification in border processes legislation bill we’re very clear that the problem of mr. Smith escaping could be addressed by the existing legislative provisions and they’re actually it is a matter of applying what we already have and practicing things better and just quickly want to respond to the previous government speaker where he said that we have a responsibility in this house to respond we have a responsibility in this house to remain calm thoughtful and considered especially when applying measures that could be seen as quite intrusive so I just wanted to quickly pick up on that particular point mr. speaker this bill tries to respond to what it says our legislature of weaknesses I’ve just said that the Greens are very clear that it is process application and practice matter instead those so-called legislative weaknesses identified in the escape of President Philip Smith in 2014 it says the bill the bill sees that it is seeking to make information about restricted patients in offenders easier for a number of agencies to collect and share we’re opposing it there is a rightful and serious and valid concern from public about safety that is not a minuscule concern which is even more so while we should have a considered and thoughtful response that actually gets to the heart and the true causes of the failure and so I have to stand here to be quite honest mr. speaker in this house and wonder how much of this legislative response is actually a political one because to try and mask over the true failures of what happened in the case of mr. John Smith and that’s not at all me commenting and being critical and harsh on particular Department it’s just can we be honest and actually address the true reasons why mr. Smith was able to escape the way that he did I do want to say that I disagree with my colleague mr. Nash and that it is our role to comment on the characters of the the names that are brought into this house New Zealand citizens and particularly with remarks such as stickers bridge I don’t think that’s our role and I don’t think it’s becoming I think we need to stick to the issue there were application failures and the government’s inquiry the government’s enquiry and tomatoes concerning the escape of Philip John Smith Traynor they even even amassed that there are numerous failings of process it does say notably within Corrections that contributed to the escape long before he got near the border the border sorry mr. speaker if we’re going to be intrusive in the way that this bill is proposing to cast such a wide meet then we do need to be considered and we saw from the Law Society particularly with part in a that the Law Society themselves say that no clear policy rationale supports the introduction of proposed part in a the enquiry the government’s inquiry did not identify any barriers in the act that prevented information sharing and party a is regarding information sharing the law society continues to say that rather the inquiry noted that the cultures of the relevant agencies primarily explain what information was not shared and other members have even attested to that very fact that we could have picked up a phone better I’m going to also include that in the wide net throwing of collecting biometric data we must absolutely consider that Maori are always more likely to be impacted on by any surveillance leaders legislation and particularly because we are over-represented Maori are prosecuted convicted and apprehended at a higher rate than anyone else for the same things the Waitangi tribunal even found that there were treaty breaches and the way Corrections are failing to work with Marty so we must be aware and hear that this wide net cast is going to impact disproportionate disproportionately on those who are over represented an apprehension conviction in imprisonment so we will continue to oppose this bill mr. speaker on the reasons that I have outlined thank you really Henry tamakwa cannot wait to my loyalty Fadi sir I stand in support of enhancing idean I

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