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 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>>