Taxpayer Talk

Mark Mitchell on crime, police and National's ideas for making the country safer

August 15, 2023 New Zealand Taxpayers' Union Inc.
Taxpayer Talk
Mark Mitchell on crime, police and National's ideas for making the country safer
Show Notes

This week on Taxpayer Talk, Taxpayers' Union Executive Director, Jordan Williams, sits down with National Party Police Spokesperson, Mark Mitchell, to discuss National’s plan for law and order if they are successful in the election later this year.

Prior to entering Parliament, Mark was a police officer and was a member of the Dog Section and Armed Offender’s Squad. He has also had an international business career, including the start-up of his own company specialising in hostage rescue, supply chain security, and risk management. He has also worked in emergency response providing humanitarian support overseas. Mark is also National’s spokesperson for the Serious Fraud Office, Counter-Terrorism and Corrections.

Jordan and Mark discuss the increasing levels of crime in New Zealand, gang numbers, and what the National Party would do should they be in Government after the election.

Also discussed is the new firearms registry, whether it will make the country more safe and if it is worth the significant establishment costs.

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