Extended Hours For Treaty Bills
Parliament resumed at 9am under extended hours provisions to
pass two treaty settlement bills
This morning MPs are
scheduled to complete the third readings of the Ngāti Manuhiri Claims Settlement Bill
and the Ngati Whatua Orakei Claims Settlement
Bill, before resuming for Question Time at
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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>>