Submit!

Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, April 2nd, 2009 - 1 comment
Categories: activism, law and "order", prisons, privatisation - Tags:

From No Right Turn.

The Law and Order Committee has called for submissions on the Corrections (Contract Management of Prisons) Amendment Bill. Two copies, by Friday, 22 May 2009, to:

Law and Order Committee Secretariat
Parliament Buildings
Wellington

The bill would allow prisons to be privately managed. In the process, it would remove private prisons from public scrutiny, by contracting out of fundamental constitutional provisions such as the BORA, Ombudsmen’s Act, and OIA. It doesn’t have to be done that way, and there’s a real chance for submissions to make a difference in that area.

If you haven’t submitted on legislation before, there’s a handy guide here [PDF]; its as simple as writing a letter saying what you think of the law and why.

One comment on “Submit!”

  1. Joshua 1

    I recommend someone perhaps putting together a “this is what we think you should cover in your submission” guide – like what the Green Party put together to help people with their submissions on the RMA Amendment bill. While it is best if people put their own spin on each individual submission it is useful to have some sort of guide.

    Particularly as reading through legislation is like having teeth pulled out.

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