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  New Zealand's Intelligence and Security Agencies lack proper control and oversight - Green Party
I do not think that the intelligence agencies are coming at the GE issue from the Green Party's political angle that pro-GE multinationals, such as Monsanto, are more clandestinely affecting New Zealand's economic well-being than anyone else.
The service claims in a recently released booklet that ”there are individuals and groups in New Zealand with links to overseas organisations that are committed to acts of terrorism, violence, and intimidation.
Is the Security Intelligence Service broadly targeting the Islamic community in New Zealand, particularly migrants from Middle Eastern countries in the way that American intelligence agencies certainly are as part of their so-called war against terrorism, and in a way that is fostering racist responses in the community?
www.greens.org.nz /searchdocs/speech5782.html   (1360 words)

  
  New Zealand Security Intelligence Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS or SIS) is an intelligence agency of the New Zealand government.
The SIS issued a security risk certificate pursuant to section 114 of the Immigration Act 1987 and Zaoui was detained in a penal institution under a warrant of commitment.
In 2004, allegations surfaced that the SIS was spying on Māori individuals and organisations, including those associated with the new Māori Party, for political purposes under the codename "Operation Leaf." A government inquiry led by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security later rejected these claims in April 2005, however.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/New_Zealand_Security_Intelligence_Service   (928 words)

  
 New Zealand Security Intelligence Amendment Bill No. 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A "foreign interception warrant" is an interception warrant that is not aimed at a New Zealand citizen or at a New Zealand resident.
"(b)The Commissioner is absent from New Zealand; or
Consequential amendment to Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996-Section 11 (1) (d) of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996 is consequentially amended by omitting the expression "and 4B", and substituting the expression "to 4G".
www.converge.org.nz /pma/a290499a.htm   (4596 words)

  
 freedominfo.org: country pages - new zealand
In 2003, the Immigration Service told the Ombudsman that it did not possess a memorandum that stated that the Immigration Service was "lying in unison" regarding the case of Ahmed Zaoui, an Algerian asylum seeker.
According to a Press Release by New Zealand's Green Party, decisions about what goes into Australians' and New Zealanders' food and even what goes onto the label will continue to be made in secret, as a result of an Ombudsman's ruling.
Stuff Magazine (New Zealand) reports that Mark Prebble, head of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, said yesterday he had decided to treat the Prime Minister's request for Corngate documents as a request under the Official Information Act, leading to the withholding of all advice from the department.
www.freedominfo.org /countries/new_zealand.htm   (2714 words)

  
 Zaoui v. Attorney-General
Finally, the Inspector-General said that although the Director in his further advice on the definition of “security” seemed to assert that Mr Zaoui posed a threat and danger to the security of New Zealand on both international well-being and economic well-being grounds, his discussion with the Director suggested such was not the case.
We reject the arguments that the terms “danger to the security of Canada” and “terrorism”; are unconstitutionally vague and that ss.19 and 53(1)(b) of the Act violate the Charter guarantees of free expression and free association, and conclude that the Act’s impugned procedures, properly followed, are constitutional.
He argued Mr Zaoui could not be regarded as a “danger to the security of the country in which he is” or as a “danger to the security” of New Zealand relying, too, on the observations of Feller Tűrk and Nicholson (op cit pp12-13) that “refoulement must be the last possible resort” to eliminate danger.
uniset.ca /other/cs5/20042NZLR339.html   (15993 words)

  
 Intelligence and security - Statistics New Zealand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The functions of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) are to obtain, correlate, and evaluate intelligence relevant to security and to advise ministers on security matters.
The service reports directly to a minister (the minister in charge of the NZSIS) and is subject to oversight and review by the Inspector-General and the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliamentarians, both of which were established by acts passed in 1996.
The formulation of communications security and computer security policy, the dissemination of standards and the provision of material, advice and assistance to government departments and authorities, including the New Zealand armed forces, on matters related to the security and integrity of official information, the loss or compromise of which could adversely affect national security.
www.stats.govt.nz /quick-facts/govt-services/intelligence-and-security.htm   (483 words)

  
 Green Party Submission on the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Amendment Bill - Green Party
While the Intelligence and Security Committee Act bars Parliamentary Select Committees from examining the policy, administration or expenditure of any Intelligence and Security Agency, the referral of the Bill to this committee was a government decision and is not required by statute.
The subsequent investigation of the break-in by the Inspector General of Intelligence and Security confirmed that the assurance that lawful dissent would not lead to surveillance is totally useless.
The Green Party therefore recommends that the Intelligence and Security Committee report to the House that this bill not be passed.
www.greens.org.nz /searchdocs/other5524.html   (1661 words)

  
 Spies expose SIS conspiracy
Intelligence information came to light on Monday November 1st amidst speculation that political fallout from an inquiry into John Tamihere’s taxation affairs could have resulted in his resignation not only from Cabinet but also from Parliament.
Their allegations suggest the SIS is going well beyond its statutory role which allows it to spy on New Zealanders when the country's security is at stake through terrorism, espionage, sabotage and attempts to overthrow the government by force.
New Zealanders take for granted that our freedom to live in an open democracy is a basic standard of living for our nation’ said Mrs Turia.
twm.co.nz /nov12_spiesblow.html   (1482 words)

  
 Biologie - New Zealand Security Intelligence Service   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Der Security Intelligence Service hat seinen Sitz in der Hauptstadt Wellington und hat Außenstellen in Auckland und Christchurch.
Der SIS wird vom Director of Security geleitet und wird überwacht durch den Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security und durch das Intelligence and Security Committee.
Ihm wurde 1969 durch das "Secuity Intelligence Act"-Gesetz eine Rechtsgrundlage gegeben.
www.biologie.de /biowiki/New_Zealand_Security_Intelligence_Service   (690 words)

  
 Security Risk Certificate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A New Zealand legal process whereby a suspected security risk can be incarcerated prior to expulsion from the country.
Most famously Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui was incarcerated in a maximum security prison in solitary confinement on the strength of a report produced by the threat assessment unit of the Police.
On 20 March 2003 a 'Security Risk Certificate was issued by the Director of Security under Part 4A of the Immigration Act (Zaoui v Attorney-General, unreported, McGrath, Hammond and O’Regan JJ, Court of Appeal, 17 September 2004, CA166/04, paragraph 5) that allows for “persons....
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Security_Risk_Certificate   (983 words)

  
 OnlineWomen: New Zealand's Women Leaders
After several years in private practice, she became one of New Zealand's first female judges in 1981.
On 27 November 1999 Helen Clark was elected Prime Minister of New Zealand.
She has been a member of the Party's New Zealand executive from 1978 until September 1988 and again from April 1989.
www.onlinewomeninpolitics.org /nz/nzleads.htm   (593 words)

  
 Chinese Intelligence New Zealand Connection
That incident had a background of rival intelligence agents from Taiwan and the PRC offering sweetners under and over the table to various officials in the Papua New Guinea Cabinet.
What most people do not realise is that the Chinese agents are using New Zealand as a layer before entering the US and other target countries in the South Pacific.
New Zealand Security Intelligence Service relies on very selective tip-offs from other agencies and have no idea of the magnitude of the Chinese operations throughout the past three years.
cryptome.sabotage.org /cn-nz-link.htm   (306 words)

  
 Newhouse A1
But some intelligence community observers remain skeptical that foreign agencies are providing as much help as they could.
Robert David Steele, a former CIA and Marine Corps intelligence officer who has been critical of the Bush administration's approach to spying, said there are several barriers to increased cooperation, including Europe's anger over the U.S. focus on Iraq over al-Qaida.
Director George Tenet told the Senate intelligence committee last October that the volume of information his agency received in 1999 from U.S.-recruited foreign agents surpassed that from foreign spy services for the first time -- and that the trend has continued.
www.newhousenews.com /archive/mccutcheon032103.html   (695 words)

  
 The Ultimate Career
This is the Clandestine Service of the CIA.
The CIA is America’s premier intelligence agency, and we are committed to building and maintaining a work force as diverse as the nation we serve.
The director of Security, Richard Woods, said the service wanted to draw on a wide pool of talent to get the best possible people, and the move was consistent with its aim of being more open and transparent.
flatrock.org.nz /topics/money_politics_law/cia_needs_you.htm   (3746 words)

  
 eyespymag.com: the magazine that lifts the lid on the world of intelligence, espionage, terrorism, and much more
Notes: Two services responsible for foreign and domestic intelligence collection and security of country from external interference.
Intelligence collection on threats to security of country and military matters.
Notes: The former Shahs intelligence service (SAVAK) defunct in 1979 and absorbed by SAVAMA in turn absorbed by Ministry of Intelligence and Security (Vezarat-e Ettelaat va Amniat-e Keshvar) VEVAK/MOIS.
www.eyespymag.com /intelservices.htm   (1072 words)

  
 Security Intelligence Service (SIS) New Zealand - Intelligence Agencies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Security Intelligence Service (SIS) is responsible for gathering intelligence overseas.
The Service's principal role is the production of secret intelligence in support of government security, defence, foreign and economic policies.
It meets these requirements for intelligence gathering and other tasks through a variety of sources, human and technical, and by liaison with a wide range of foreign intelligence and security services.
www.fas.org /irp/world/new_zealand/sis/index.html   (135 words)

  
 Wired News: Say Hi to the Kiwi PM
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AUCKLAND, New Zealand -- Participatory democracy took a new and --for New Zealand Prime Minister Jenny Shipley -- unwanted turn when her confidential phone numbers were published on the Internet.
The security breach was being dealt with by the Security Intelligence Service and the branch of New Zealand’s police force which protects the security of VIPs.
www.wired.com /news/politics/0,1283,32542,00.html   (534 words)

  
 Scoop: Flavell: Intelligence and Security Committee
It is a very appropriate time for such a debate to be generated as the State Services Commission embarks upon the recruitment period for a new Director of Security for the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service.
The security and intelligence systems operating in this land must be subjected to the scrutiny of public debate and official inquiry.
New Zealanders take for granted that our freedom to live in an open democracy is a basic standard of living for our nation.
www.scoop.co.nz /stories/PA0603/S00389.htm   (2271 words)

  
 New Zealand Public Service, state sector entities.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Public Service is defined by section 27 of the State Sector Act 1988 as “...the Departments specified in the First Schedule to this Act”.
New departments can be added to the Schedule, by Order in Council, but may be removed only by legislation.
The Inland Revenue Department is immediately familiar to most New Zealanders; The Ministry of Economic Development touches the lives of ordainary citizens in more subtle ways.
www.decisionmaker.co.nz /guide2003/hgw/servants.html   (574 words)

  
 Ministry of Justice: publications and reports: 2005: Directory of Official Information 2005-2007: New Zealand Security ...
The Director of Security, appointed by the Governor-General, is responsible to the Minister in Charge of the Service for its efficient and proper working.
The office of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security was established by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996.
Intelligence records cover the means of collecting intelligence, and information about groups, organisations and individuals of security interest.
www.justice.govt.nz /pubs/reports/2006/directory-of-official-information/list-n/36.html   (740 words)

  
 Green Left - New Zealand to enact repressive intelligence legislation
The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Bill 1998 is being rushed through parliament after a December Court of Appeal ruling found that NZSIS interception warrants do not confer the right to enter private property.
This is one of the broadest definitions of security in any comparable legislation and further opened the way for the NZSIS to monitor and harass opponents of government policy even if they are engaged only in lawful advocacy, protest or dissent.
Please also send a copy of your letter to the New Zealand High Commission and to GATT Watchdog at <gattwd@corso.ch.planet.gen.nz> or fax 64 3 366 8035.
www.greenleft.org.au /1999/351/19352   (703 words)

  
 SIS Letter to PM
But the evidence available to the public indicates that the SIS is continuing to monitor legitimate activities of New Zealanders.
It cannot be conducted by the Intelligence and Security Committee because much of the SIS's apparently unacceptable activity has occurred under the watch of that committee.
And, irrespective of the standing of the current Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, that office has proved completely ineffectual in fulfilling its statutory purpose of providing the New Zealand public with a means of holding the SIS accountable for its actions.
www.arena.org.nz /sisinq.htm   (329 words)

  
 New Zealand Security Intelligence Service - New Zealand E-government Programme
The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) gathers intelligence related to New Zealand's security, assesses its significance, and provides the government with timely and accurate intelligence relating to national security.
NZSIS also provides security advice to a range of other government agencies, helping them reduce their vulnerability to security threats.
Some of the information and services the NZSIS is required to provide can be readily accessed on its website.
www.e.govt.nz /resources/research/ready-access-2004/chapter5.33.html   (804 words)

  
 New Zealand: National Security (Portals to the World, Library of Congress)
Official website with an overview of policy and the ministry's structure, documents and reports in PDF, and links to the websites of the Army, Royal New Zealand Navy, and Royal New Zealand Air Force.
Official website for the national police service, with a brief history (including bibliographic notes), information about local police districts, an alphabetic listing of police stations by name, and other features.
Official website for New Zealand's national security intelligence service, with frequently asked questions, recent annual reports in PDF, and other information.
www.loc.gov /rr/international/main/newzealand/natsec.html   (128 words)

  
 They Came For The Chicken Farmer
In a comprehensive report the RSAA concluded that he would be persecuted and at great risk of torture for reasons of his political opinion if returned to Algeria, and that there was no credible evidence that he has been involved in "terrorism" or serious crime, as had been alleged.
Nevertheless Ahmed Zaoui remains in prison - and may be removed from New Zealand to a situation where he risks possible torture or death - on "national security" grounds, based on classified intelligence information to which neither he nor his counsel have access, and which cannot be challenged in a judicial process.
He was held in solitary confinement in a maximum security prison for over ten months, and is now detained in Auckland Central Remand Prison, despite two reports documenting the effects of post-traumatic stress and recommending his removal from a prison environment.
help.lockergnome.com /general/Chicken-Farmer-ftopict44432.html   (991 words)

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