Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill- Third Reading – Video 3

Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill- Third Reading – Video 3

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the masterpath mr. speaker cow Moos it’s in bocce Thank You mr. speaker for opportunity to participate in the third and the final reading of enhancing identity verification and border processing legislation bill mr. speaker this is an omnibus bill which has ability to strength the government agencies including justice sector and border control agencies to effectively perform their functions related to the law enforcement including the detention of restricted patients special patient special care recipients and other offenders mr. speaker this is as the previous two speakers have mentioned is result of the escape of Philip John Smith who escaped from the prison and was able to cross the border and there was an inquiry which resulted in recommendations and some of the recommendations most of the recommendations have been implemented but there are some loopholes which this legislation will fix to ensure that no one can escape from the prison or cross the border in due course national is acting to keep the public safe from offenders through ensuring high-risk individuals cannot leave New Zealand without permission or hide who they are through their multiple illnesses that is one of one one of the loose loopholes the bill responds to the legislative weaknesses around the offenders and special restricted patient measurement well identified in the government inquiry into the matters concerning to escape of Philip John Smith some of the amendments which were recommended by the Select Committee they have been accepted by the minister first of all which one which I would like to touch upon is to amend the victims right Act 2002 to require the corrections to notify victims when an offender abscond from temporary release not after an escape from prison or home detention this is important because the victims are the one who are the most vulnerable and we want to ensure they should be informed immediately if there is any change in the circumstances Mr Speaker we will also this bill will also amend the victims right act to allow relevant agencies to contact victims directly to protect their safety even if victim has nominated a representative to receive notification on their behalf mr. speaker during the Select Committee process it was raised that sometimes the representatives are not contactable and in those cases the corrections all the agency can directly contact the victim to inform if the circumstances have changed again I meant to the Sentencing Act 2002 the Parole Act and the Corrections Act 2004 to explain the purpose for the collection of biometric information including allowing collection from offenders on communities work and prisoners mr. speaker at this point is also discussed during the Select Committee that it is important that anyone who is convicted whether it is in prison or in community service we should collect their biometrics so that we can identify and these biometrics can be shared with the agencies and there was another point raised during the process that the privacy and that’s why the agencies are required to disclose how many informations have been shared among the agencies for which reason that will bring the transparency and that was the reason we recommended that mr. speaker with these words I would like to commend this bill to the House speaker Apatow Thank You mr. speaker so

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