22 Feb 2023

Christopher Luxon wants burglary, looting sentences doubled

From Morning Report, 7:46 am on 22 February 2023

With the country still in a state of emergency, the usual political scuffling between the two major parties is more low-key than usual.

As the Labour government announced the first of what it promises will be a raft of hefty new measures to help striken growers and farmers, National scrambled to position itself in the wake of the natural calamity.

National Party leader Christopher Luxon told Morning Report one of his party's suggestions is to double sentences for offences like looting and burglary.