New Justice Minister Andrew Little will move to scrap the controversial three strikes law.
The law means third-time serious offenders get the maximum sentence with no chance of parole.
Appearing on the AM Show this morning, Newshub Political Editor Patrick Gower said Mr Little was determined to cut policies he doesn't like.
Three strikes - that thing's gone
The law came into force in June 2010, and will be repealed next year, according to media reports. Gower says Mr Little doubts whether the law has fulfilled its purpose.
"Where is the evidence that it has been working, that is what the Labour Party will say to you," Gower said.
"A guy like Andrew Little is not here in Parliament, in the Beehive now to make his lunch. He will get rid of things like that as quick as he can."
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