NZ’s GCSB surveillance bill passes after final reading

The Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill has passed at its third reading.Prime Minister and Minister Responsible for GCSB John Key welcomed the passing of the legislation.”Despite ill-informed claims to the contrary, nothing in this legislation allows for wholesale spying on New Zealanders. It actually tightens, not widens, the existing regime,” Mr Key said.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11112152Also see:Controversial GCSB laws pass by two votes
The controversial spy laws have been passed by Parliament by 61 votes to 59.The laws were drafted in the wake of a succession of blunders by New Zealand’s foreign intelligence agency, the Government Communications Security Bureau, which included illegally spying on German internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9070435/Controversial-GCSB-laws-pass-by-two-votesKey rules out wholesale spying
The GCSB bill passed in Parliament last night with assurances from Prime Minister John Key that it would not open the door to wholesale spying on New Zealanders.He made the clearest statement yet on metadata – logs about communication such as emails and phone calls – as opposed to content.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11112283Key questions if GCSB law is controversial
Prime Minister John Key is questioning how controversial the new law governing the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) really is.”There was no protest outside Parliament yesterday. In Question Time I didn’t get any questions on GCSB,” he told RadioLive this morning.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9073264/Key-questions-if-GCSB-law-is-controversialKey questions if GCSB law is controversial
Prime Minister John Key is questioning how controversial the new law governing the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) really is.”There was no protest outside Parliament yesterday. In Question Time I didn’t get any questions on GCSB,” he told RadioLive this morning.
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/9073264/Key-questions-if-GCSB-law-is-controversial

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