Legal Beagle by Graeme Edgeler

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Legal Beagle: A draft submission on the Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill

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  • Andrew Geddis,

    Hi Graeme,

    Your headings "Arbitrariness in sentencing dates" and "Home detention" are mixed up.

    Otherwise, it's great. I haven't written anything yet. Can I join yours?

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2007 • 206 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler, in reply to Andrew Geddis,

    Your headings “Arbitrariness in sentencing dates” and “Home detention” are mixed up.

    Happily that, and the erstwhile error in the headline are artefacts of the copy paste process, and not errors in the submission itself.

    I haven’t written anything yet. Can I join yours?

    Yes.

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3205 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace,

    Thanks for doing this, Graeme.

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3214 posts Report Reply

  • Venetia King,

    Thanks for sharing this. One question - what threshold are you referring to in your overview, where you state "I would welcome any further opening up of the right to vote, including, for example, raising the threshold"?

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 117 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler,

    If they are going to ban some prisoners from voting, maybe those serving 5 years, or with non-parole periods of three years?

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 3205 posts Report Reply

  • Venetia King, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    Ok thanks. Sorry, that's probably quite clear in the context. I confused myself. When I read that sentence I'd interpreted it as having wider applicability than the rights of prisoners to vote, and found myself briefly wondering whether you were talking about the voting age. But it clearly wasn't that so I asked.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 117 posts Report Reply

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