Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill- Second Reading – Video 9

Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill- Second Reading – Video 9

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think I called Jonathan Jung thank you sir just want to take a brief call to support this bill and just want to think the member opposite for the party support of it we know sir that the government inquiry into matters concerning the escape of Philip John Smith was the basis of this bill one of the previous speakers from the Green Party quoted some comments to say that the the risk of this happening was minuscule and stated that this was this bill is an overreach so I think that when a convicted pedophile who as the member treeoche mentioned went on to murder the child’s father and then escaped New Zealand that that should not be described as a miniscule concern when somebody like that with that level of deprivation but also ingenuity to escape the the corrections regime must be a matter of great concern and so the government instituted an inquiry that presented 39 different recommendations the vast majority which were fully adopted and then corrections before any further bill was presented to address some of the concerns of that inquiry adopted 13 of those recommendations to bring change I think the people of New Zealand the taxpayers of New Zealand the communities of New Zealand require this sort of response it is not an overreach it’s like when you have a net and you cast it out and you gather in fish there’s one hole in that net that loses the catch so it’s up to us here in this house who legislate to ensure that we have a need that does not let that fish out as Philip John Smith was able to escape so immigration New Zealand already have biometric information sharing agreements with nations of the world and that’s important because we want to stop identity fraud which is essentially what happened in this case and it’s important sir that information sharing amongst agencies within this country within our government and regulatory regime are able to share information to ensure that when people are placed in prison because of X which they do that they are held to account for not only the protection of the population but also sir for the the process of rehabilitation as well so that’s very important sir and as we know there were multiple identities taking place he is a very clever person this house must be smarter than the smartest of criminals if we’re going to have a regime that protects the people of New Zealand and so this bill is an appropriate response to those concerns that were highlighted it is not an overreach it is a appropriate response and I commend this bill and I commend Minister Amy Adams for bringing it to the house and I trust sir that we will progress it thank you for the support of parties across this house who are supporting it but I commend it to the house thank you are the next calls are split called Marama Davidson five months thank you mr. speaker the Green Party are opposing the enhancing identity

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