Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill- Second Reading – Video 6
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Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill- Second Reading – Video 6


time will tell I think you Mr Speaker I call more impure Thank You mr. Speaker I stand today in support of the enhancing identity verification and border processes at legislation bill in its second reading today mr. speaker this bill is in the name of the Honorable Amy Adams and as a result of the government inquiry into the matters concerning the escape of Philip John Smith or Traynor who managed to acquire a passport leave New Zealand and end up in Brazil while on temporary release from prison the inquiry found that it was through the inadequate sharing of information between various agencies that enabled this escape to take place as well as some operational processes that we’re also inadequate mr. speaker this legislative change is supporting the improvements that have already been made to some of those operational processes and in particular Corrections has implemented 13 of the recommendations after they conducted an urgent review around this issue such as making temporary release for prisoners are much more rigorous process and this mr. speaker is an omnibus bill as we have heard today and it means in strengthens requirements that must be satisfied before ministers can make orders and counsel the acts are the victims Rights Act of 2002 the Sentencing Act of 2002 the Parole Act of 2002 and the Corrections Act 2004 as well as the Human Rights Act and the Privacy Act mr. speaker this bill will streamline how various agencies must work together to identify offenders and it will ensure that their sentences are carried out properly it also clarifies the ability for customs to collect and use biometric information about people arriving into or departing from New Zealand and the bill moves away from simple name based information that agencies currently hold in the records to a shared identity based on information that cannot be altered such as a person’s fingerprints or a facial recognition technology this is what is known as biometric information mr. speaker the public does expect the government to be able to share information for the purposes of keeping community safe and to prevent harm and also to prevent the type of escape that from justice that initiated this bill mr. speaker this bill does contribute to the government’s priority of delivering better public services by reducing crime and reoffending and as such I have pleasure in commending this bill to the house sir chicken I call David Clinton Thank You mr. speaker I’m pleased

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