Working Blocks Justice Committee hearing on the riots

Labour’s decision to block a request for information from the police commissioner about the occupation of Parliament and the riots is further proof that they have no interest in transparency, the National Justice spokesman said, Paul Goldsmith.

“The occupation, the riots and the destruction of property were an important event in our history. Disorder reigned in central Wellington for a long time, and the final resolution involved some of the worst rioting in recent memory.

“Yet a request for the Commissioner of Police to brief the Justice Select Committee on the occupation and the riots was rejected by Labor MPs this morning.

“A government concerned with openness and transparency would not hesitate to hear the commissioner on this subject. What are they trying to hide?

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