Registration of Ban1080 and Logo [8/8/14]
Registration of Ban1080 and Logo
August 2014 News items
On 8 August 2014 the Electoral
Commission determined applications made under Part 4 of the
Electoral Act 1993 to register the following political party
The Electoral Commission determined that the party
and logo be registered in accordance with sections 67 and
71F of the Electoral Act 1993. The Register of Political
Parties and logos has been updated
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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>>