Election 2014 - Party Policies - Security Services

Election 2014 - Party Policies - Security Services

Security Services

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  • The Green Party believes that the SIS should be stopped from spying on people solely because they hold different views from the government on what is in New Zealand's 'international well-being or economic well-being'. We will therefore tighten the definition of security in the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act to include only 'espionage, sabotage and terrorism'.
  • The Green Party believes that it may be more appropriate for the police to have responsibility for protecting New Zealand's security. We would therefore institute a select committee enquiry into whether the SIS should be abolished and its responsibilities returned to the police.
  • The Green Party believes that New Zealand's international relations, defence and security needs are not well served by spying on private communications between our Pacific neighbours and New Zealand and therefore we will abolish the GCSB and close its two signals intelligence bases at Waihopai and Tangimoana immediately.
  • The Green Party believes that Parliament is the rightful place to scrutinise the intelligence and security activities of the government. We will therefore abolish the Intelligence and Security Committee Act.
  • The Green Party will review the functions and need for the Domestic and External Security Secretariat and the National Assessments Bureau. (more here)

  • The TICs Bill has been vigorously fought by Labour. It is bad law which will have a chilling effect on New Zealand industry and infringes on the privacy of citizens and businesses.
  • Labour will repeal this law and the recently passed GCSB legislation. (more here)

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  • National has passed legislation which will commence a review of the intelligence and security agencies, their legislation, and their oversight, by June 2015 and require regular reviews every five to seven years thereafter.
  • We will maintain our policy requiring the Directors of the NZSIS and GCSB to make public appearances before an oversight committee annually, and continue to fund the strengthened oversight of the intelligence community. (more here)

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