Maori Party on Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels Legislation
Maori Party statement on Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels
The Labour Party's accusation that the Maori
Party blocked the Foreign Charter Fishing Vessels
Legislation from being debated this week is
There was no notice of motion put to us on
whether the Bill should be read. The Maori Party also did
not call for the Bill to be withdrawn, nor did we block
leave because leave was not
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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.
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