New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act 1969

  • repealed
  • New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act 1969: repealed, on 28 September 2017, by section 242(3)(a) of the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (2017 No 10).
4 Functions of New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

(1)

Subject to the control of the Minister, the functions of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service shall be—

(a)

to obtain, correlate, and evaluate intelligence relevant to security, and to communicate any such intelligence to such persons, and in such manner, as the Director considers to be in the interests of security:

(b)

to advise Ministers of the Crown, where the Director is satisfied that it is necessary or desirable to do so, in respect of matters relevant to security, so far as those matters relate to departments or branches of the State services of which they are in charge:

(ba)

to advise any of the following persons on protective measures that are directly or indirectly relevant to security:

(i)

Ministers of the Crown or government departments:

(ii)

public authorities:

(iii)

any person who, in the opinion of the Director, should receive the advice:

(bb)

to conduct inquiries into whether particular individuals should be granted security clearances, and to make appropriate recommendations based on those inquiries:

(bc)

to make recommendations in respect of matters to be decided under the Citizenship Act 1977 or the Immigration Act 2009, to the extent that those matters are relevant to security:

(c)

to co-operate as far as practicable and necessary with such State services and other public authorities in New Zealand and abroad as are capable of assisting the Security Intelligence Service in the performance of its functions:

(d)

to inform the Officials Committee for Domestic and External Security Coordination of any new area of potential relevance to security in respect of which the Director has considered it necessary to institute surveillance.

(2)

It is not a function of the Security Intelligence Service to enforce measures for security.

(3)

[Repealed]

Section 4(1)(ba): inserted, on 1 September 1999, by section 3(1) of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Amendment Act (No 2) 1999 (1999 No 91).

Section 4(1)(bb): inserted, on 1 September 1999, by section 3(1) of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Amendment Act (No 2) 1999 (1999 No 91).

Section 4(1)(bc): inserted, on 1 September 1999, by section 3(1) of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Amendment Act (No 2) 1999 (1999 No 91).

Section 4(1)(bc): amended, at 2 am on 29 November 2010, by section 406(1) of the Immigration Act 2009 (2009 No 51).

Section 4(1)(d): substituted, on 2 July 1996, by section 4(1) of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Amendment Act 1996 (1996 No 48).

Section 4(2): substituted, on 1 September 1999, by section 3(2) of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Amendment Act (No 2) 1999 (1999 No 91).

Section 4(3): repealed, on 1 September 1999, by section 3(2) of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Amendment Act (No 2) 1999 (1999 No 91).