Intelligence and Security Act 2017

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Part 6 Oversight of intelligence and security agencies

156 Purpose of Part

(1)

The purpose of this Part is to provide for the independent oversight of intelligence and security agencies to ensure that those agencies act with propriety and operate lawfully and effectively.

(2)

To achieve this purpose,—

(a)

the office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security is continued, with the Inspector-General having functions, duties, or powers to—

(i)

ensure that the intelligence and security agencies conduct their activities lawfully and with propriety; and

(ii)

ensure that complaints relating to the intelligence and security agencies are independently investigated; and

(iii)

advise the New Zealand Government and the Intelligence and Security Committee on matters relating to the oversight of the agencies:

(b)

the Intelligence and Security Committee is continued to provide parliamentary scrutiny of the policies, administration, and expenditure of the intelligence and security agencies.