18 Nov 2022

National Party defends boot camps policy

From Morning Report, 7:19 am on 18 November 2022

National's justice spokesperson has defended the party's proposal to send repeat teenage offenders to boot camps, saying the justice system needs another tool.

Paul Goldsmith told Morning Report the military-style camps would last up to a year and be followed by intensive supervision and community group activity.

National's proposal has fallen flat with youth workers and advocates, who say it's an old and out-of-touch approach.