Victim Support Questions EFB

Victim Support has voiced serious concerns about the EFB in their submission. Their conclusion is very specific to them but again shows how out of touch the supporters of this bill are.

[quote]Victim Support strongly urges the Government to consider the implications of the current wording of this Bill for advocacy organisations such as Victim Support. We also ask that the Government consider these implications in relation to our country?s obligations to the Victims? Rights Act 2002 and the UN Declaration. In its present state, we believe the Bill is inconsistent with what New Zealand has said it stands for in advancing victims? rights and has the potential to undermine the progress that has been made in helping victims to date.[/quote]

That is pretty hard hitting in particular noting the UN Declaration.