Supplementary Order Paper No 322

No 322

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill


Proposed amendments

Dr Russel Norman, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 15:

In the heading to clause 15, replace amended (line 29 on page 16), with repealed.

In clause 15, replace subsections (1) to (4) (line 32 on page 16 to line 21 on page 17), with:

  • (1) Repeal section 16.


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill by repealing section 16 of the Government Communications Security Bureau Act 2003. The power of this section to permit certain interceptions without warrant or authorisation is not justified. It is overly invasive of New Zealanders’ rights under the New Zealand Bill of Rights and is unnecessary given the available alternatives.