Plans to prevent child abusers from having children

Alex Harris made this Official Information request to Ministry of Justice

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From: Alex Harris

Dear Ministry of Justice,

This week, Social Development minister Paula Bennett told Radio NZ that the government was "considering a range of options to deal with the issue of known child abusers or killers having further children - including allowing the Court to direct someone convicted of serious child abuse or neglect or murder not to have more children" ("Govt: Abusers could have children taken away at birth", NZ Herald, 6 Jun 2012). I would like to request the following information under the Official Information Act 1982:

* all advice on this policy.

I am specifically seeking material held by the Ministry of Justice; parallel requests have been lodged with the Minister and Ministry of Social Development.

I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about this request will be automatically forwarded to me by the website.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Harris

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From: Aphra Green
Ministry of Justice

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Aphra Green
Policy Manager (Acting) | Criminal Law
Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
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