EU's Civil Protection Mechanism available for Christchurch
EU's Civil Protection Mechanism available for
The European Union is following
with great concern the tragedy of Canterbury's latest great
The New Zealand authorities have been informed
that the European Union civil protection mechanism is
available in case of need, as it was when the first
earthquake struck the region in September 2010.
thoughts are with the people of Canterbury once again in
their hour of
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Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance
Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel.
Ludicrously, the public has been given exactly one day to make submissions on these major infringements of their civil liberties. Despite Finlayson’s misleading signals on RNZ that these are only stopgaps until next year’s full review of our security laws, the measures in question will not, in fact, expire until 2018.
Why the insane rush? Good question. More>>