The Government’s decision to repeal the three strikes law sends the wrong message to the worst recidivist offenders, says ACT Leader David Seymour.

 

“It is critical that our law sends a strong signal that serious repeat offending will not be tolerated.

 

“Andrew Little’s decision to repeal three strikes and allow the worst offenders out of jail early is a step in the wrong direction.

 

“The Justice Minister’s suggestion that the law is contributing to prison overcrowding is also incorrect.

 

“Only a handful of inmates are on second and third strikes.

 

“This is another ACT Party policy under threat.

 

“Along with Partnership Schools and 90-day trial periods, three strikes would never have been implemented without ACT”, says Mr Seymour.