Foreign Affairs

FULL COVERAGE: Immigration Issues And The Ahmed Zaoui Case



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Gordon Campbell: Zaoui - The Final Chapter?



Former Listener journalist Gordon Campbell who has written extensively on the Zaoui case wraps things up for Scoop readers. 'In any other circumstances, the face saving rationale that has been concocted to enable the SIS to rationalise its backdown on the Ahmed Zaoui case would be infuriating, but hey, winners can afford to be generous. However the claim in the NZ Herald that Ahmed Zaoui has provided the CIA with information on his former colleagues is a sign of what lengths the SIS is still prepared to go to in order to besmirch Zaoui's name.' More >>

  • (95bFM Audio): Lawyer: Herald In Fantasyland On Zaoui Info Claim Ahmed Zaoui's lawyer Deborah Manning talks to Simon Pound about yesterday's lifting of the security risk assessment against Zaoui. Oh, and apparently The Herald is in fantasyland with its front page article on the topic.




  • The Ahmed Zaoui Case - Injustice On The Cheap - Gordon Campbell writes: Unless you’re talking about money, New Zealand seems fairly relaxed about the potential abuse of state power. The Auditor-General, IRD and Treasury may be funded sufficiently to keep an eye on how money is being spent and recouped - but the agencies supposed to protect our rights as citizens have to get by on starvation rations and, in some cases, with a questionable level of independence. That is especially so with the Office of the SIS Inspector-General. More >>


    amnesty protest outside zaoui hearing Gordon Campbell: The Case Against Zaoui - Former Listener journalist Gordon Campbell writes about the Zaoui review for Scoop.The case against Ahmed Zaoui is split between the evidence already in the public domain, and the secret and classified items still under lock and key down at SIS headquarters. More >>
     
     

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    The Conversation: Cheaper food comes with other costs – why cutting GST isn't the answer

    As New Zealand considers the removal of the goods and services tax (GST) from food to reduce costs for low income households, advocates need to consider the impact cheap food has on the environment and whether there are better options to help struggling families... More>>