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Scoop Coverage of GCSB Debate - Tuesday 20 August

Scoop Coverage of GCSB Debate - Tuesday 20 August

Video from Parliament TV

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister responsible for the GCSB: Will the Government Communications Security Bureau be able to access the content of any New Zealander’s communications under the cybersecurity provisions of the Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill?

DAVID SHEARER questions the Prime Minister on the GCSB Bill

Trevor Mallard and SOP and said the paper will prevent access to content of emails unless it was absoluletely necessary. The current bill does not ensure this.

He said the situation has the moved since the house last debated the bill.

Gerry Brownlee said the paper was outside standing orders.

Russel Norman said it was an important motion and that the PM had made some controversial statements about the meaning of the law and that these needed to be included in the bill.

“Black and white law always carries the day,” he said.

Grant Robinson said parliament needed to go back and consider part one of the bill.

The motion to reconsider the first part of the bill under the Labour SOP was rejected after a vote.

GCSB and Related Legislation Amendment Bill - Instruction to Committee of Whole House - Part 1

Chris Hipkins, Gerry Brownlee, Trevor Mallard

GCSB and Related Legislation Amendment Bill - Instruction to Committee of Whole House - Part 2

Gerry Brownlee

Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill - Instruction to Committee of Whole House - Part 3

Trevor Mallard

Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill - Instruction to Committee of Whole House - Part 4

Russel Norman

Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill - Instruction to Committee of Whole House - Part 5

Grant Robertson

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