Queenstown: False Madeleine McCann Sighting
Queenstown: False Madeleine McCann
Queenstown Police investigating a reported
sighting of missing British girl Madeline McCann say they
have identified the young girl seen in Queenstown on New
Years Eve and are 'absolutely satisfied' that she is not the
Detective Sergeant Brian Cameron
declined to release any details of the identified child
stating only that this was not the first occasion that
someone had contacted Police remarking on the similarity
between the two
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Gordon Campbell: On The Legal Fudging Of The GCSB Revelations
As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security agencies on our Pacific neighbours and allies is a virtual re-run of the pre-election debate.
Unfortunately, it is also a forerunner of the kind of “ debate” we can expect during the upcoming review of the security agency powers, in June. It is a situation where the government (a) stonewalls, (b) baldly asserts that mass surveillance is not occurring despite the Snowden evidence that it is, and (c) claims that the GCSB actions were lawful.
Yet as Greens Co-Leader Russel Norman says, this can be true only if the legislation passed last year by the Key government has made the mass surveillance of New Zealanders – and the related handing over of their private data to the NSA – lawful. More>>