Media Statement: Support for all council staff
Hawke's Bay Regional Council - media statement
The Chair of the Regional Council attaches a
letter agreed to and signed by all Regional Councillors
expressing unreserved support for all staff of Hawke’s Bay
The previous media statement is also
endorsed by all Regional Councillors and the Chairman of the
There will be no further comment in
addition to this statement.
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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>>