By ANDREA VANCE A top lawyer has branded Prime Minister John Key’s attack on the Law Society over its comments about new spying laws as “desperate.” Key appeared to question the society’s impartiality after its strong criticism of the proposed Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) bill after Auckland barrister Rodney Harrison QC spoke out on
The HRF’s Tim McBride with Chris Laidlaw on Sunda
Twenty Seconds with Dame Anne… Anne Salmond: Govt must heed Kiwis’ unwillingness to live in spy state The recent public meeting at the Mt Albert War Memorial Hall to stop the GCSB Bill was illuminating. As one of the speakers, I learned a great deal from my colleagues. They cast new light on what it
The Herald this morning reported on how the police obtained a search warrant to seize Teapot taper Bradley Ambrose’s text messages. Law Professor Bill Hodge described the obtaining the warrant as mind boggling. As Hodge said: Why in hell would they have those, for what investigatory purpose? The police do have the capacity to get a warrant.
Seems “nothing to hide, nothing to fear” has its limits… Parliamentary Service head Geoff Thorn resigns By Kate Shuttleworth @K8Shuttleworth UPDATED EXPAND The head of Parliamentary Service has taken a hit over the accessing of Fairfax journalist Andrea Vance’s phone records and resigned today. Speaker of Parliament David Carter issued a statement