...Justice Minister Simon Power, in a speech to the Institute of Policy Studies in Wellington today, unveiled a raft of areas the government was looking at including updating the law around sexual crimes, better protection for children and the partial defence of provocation.Click through for the whole article.
...Mr Power said the defence "wrongly enables defendants to besmirch the character of victims, and effectively rewards a lack of self-control".
He told reporters: "I think (the defence has) had its time, I think there are other mechanisms on the statute book that deal with some circumstances that may arise".
Once Cabinet gave approval a bill would be drafted.
Mr Key indicated Cabinet would be advancing it.
Most of the media coverage I've seen/heard (not much yet, too busy) has focused on the provocation issue, has anyone any links to articles mentioning more detail on the review of sexual crime, in particular how that might fit in with the review work already underway??