Supplementary Order Paper No 323

No 323

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill

Proposed amendments

Rt Hon Winston Peters, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 14

In the heading to clause 14, replace 15F (line 10 on page 13) with 15G

In clause 14, new section 15A(2)(b), after the (in the first place it appears on line 4 on page 14), insert potential security risk and.

In clause 14, new section 15D, after paragraph (h) (after line 2 on page 16), insert:

  • (i) the method to be utilised to give effect to the interception or to obtain access:

  • (j) the intended time frame of any operation of the Bureau connected with the warrant or access authorisation.

In clause 14, after new section 15F (after line 28 on page 16), insert:

15G Review of warrant or authorisation
  • (1) Every interception warrant or access authorisation issued under section 15A must, within 15 working days, be reviewed by an independent authority.

    (2) The independent authority may recommend to the Minister the cancellation of the warrant or authorisation, the inclusion of conditions, or the amendment of any existing conditions upon which the warrant or authorisation was issued.

    (3) In subsection (1), independent authority means a panel of 3 persons made up of former members of the Judiciary, the New Zealand Police, and the New Zealand Defence Force selected by the Commissioner of Security Warrants.

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill. This Supplementary Order Paper provides for clearer definition and general oversight for the gathering and sharing of information by the appropriate authorities to ensure safeguards are written into the bill to ensure the GCSB operates within the law and that the fundamental civil liberties of New Zealanders are protected.