Labour Nominations for Electorates
General Secretary of the New Zealand
– No embargo
April 28th 2014
Nominations for Electorates
for four electorates – East Coast Bays, Selwyn, Tamaki,
Tamaki Makaurau – were scheduled to close at 5pm today.
Two nominations have been received for East Coast Bays,
which will proceed to a selection. The closing date for
Selwyn, Tamaki and Tamaki Makaurau electorates has been
extended for a further week, to 5pm on Monday 5th May
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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>>