Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


Update on IGIS inquiry into release of NZSIS information

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY

MEDIA RELEASE

1 September 2014

Update on Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security inquiry into release of NZSIS information

In recognition of the public interest, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, took the unusual step of providing an update during the course of an inquiry and confirmed today that she would be summoning a number of individuals to appear and give evidence on oath to her inquiry into the release of NZSIS information to Cameron Slater.

Ms Gwyn said the Inquiry would be conducted in private in accordance with section 19(6) of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996, and individuals would appear before her separately over a period of more than a week. She does not intend to name those summoned to give evidence until her report is published.

“I can confirm that all persons summoned will be required to appear under oath. I am adopting this practice in respect of all those who I interview for the purposes of this inquiry,” said Ms Gwyn.

Ms Gwyn said she was committed to an in-depth and robust inquiry. She confirmed that she has exercised her powers to order the production of significant quantities of documents and other material to assist in the inquiry.

“The scale of the inquiry is significant – it involves access to a variety of IT systems, documents, phone records and so forth. I then need to analyse that information, discard what is irrelevant, and then take into account the evidence from those summoned,” said Ms Gwyn

She said while she aims to complete the inquiry as expeditiously as possible, there is a significant amount of work to do.

“It is important that the inquiry is comprehensive, fair and independent. I will not be cutting any corners. I am not in a position to estimate the timing for the conclusion of the inquiry until all relevant information has been received and carefully considered,” said Ms Gwyn.

ENDS

Notes:

- Ms Gwyn will not be conducting interviews while the inquiry is on-going.

- Attached to this release is Schedule B to the IGIS summons which provide information for persons summoned to appear before the Inspector-General.
Schedule_B_WebPage.pdf

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Parliament Today:

Werewolf: The Defence Pretence

Last year, the world began spending more money on weapons again, for the first time since 2011... New Zealand belongs to a region – Asia and Oceania – where military spending rose sharply in 2015, by 5.4 per cent. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Not Crying Foul, Argentina

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly and/or intentionally discharged toxic waste into the Lujan river. Bummer... More>>

ALSO:

Urban & Rural: $303m To Merge And Modernise New Zealand’s Fire Services

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced funding of $303 million over five years to combine urban and rural fire services into one organisation from mid-2017. More>>

ALSO:

High Trust Regime: What Did The PM Tell His Lawyer About Foreign Trusts?

The Government stopped the IRD from reviewing New Zealand foreign trusts shortly after the Prime Minister’s lawyer wrote to the Revenue Minister claiming John Key had promised him the regime would not be changed. More>>

ALSO:

Road Crime: Wicked Campers Vans Classified As Objectionable

The definition of publication includes any "thing that has printed or impressed upon it, or otherwise shown upon it, 1 or more (or a combination of 1 or more) images, representations, signs, statements, or words", The Classification Office has previously classified such 'things' as billboards, t-shirts, and even a drink can. This is the first time the Classification Office has classified a vehicle. More>>

ALSO:

'When New' Repairs: Landmark EQC Settlement

The Earthquake Commission has cut a deal with 98 Canterbury homeowners that affirms the government entity's responsibility to repair earthquake-damaged property to a 'when new' state, as well as covering repairs for undamaged parts of a property and clarifying its position on cash settlement calculations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Kiwirail’s Latest Stint In The Dogbox

The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be hung out to dry once again as a liability and burden on the taxpayer. More>>

ALSO:

Royal Society Report: Good Opportunities To Act Now On Climate Change

There are many actions New Zealand can and should take now to reduce the threat of climate change and transition to a low-carbon economy, a report released today by the Royal Society of New Zealand finds... More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news