Govt rushes to pass criminal supervision law
The Government is rushing through an urgent law change to put protections in place before convicted Kiwi criminals arrive here from Australia later this week.
They’re arriving on a charter flight because the Australian government says they are too dangerous to fly commercially.
Australia's law deporting New Zealand-born criminals came into force in December 2014, and on February 12, 2015 Justice minister Amy Adams was told some deported offenders who have been convicted of very serious offences may pose a significant risk to New Zealand.
For the past 11 months, deported criminals have faced no parole-like conditions, no monitoring or supervision, no fingerprints, DNA or photographs taken, no aliases recorded, no family details listed and no intended address required.