Media release: Government's dangerous statement about encryption doesn't make sense
   Today the government announced that, while it supported the use of encryption on the internet, it was...
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Joint calls for overhaul of OIA
   The Child Poverty Action Group, Greenpeace, Forest and Bird, JustSpeak, New Zealand Council for Civil...
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2020 Election: what we'd like to see from the parties
   The 2020 election is approaching and the political parties are starting to make their promises....
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Submission: Covid-19 Response (Fast Track Consenting) Bill
   The Council for Civil Liberties has made a slightly late submission to the Environment Select...
Submission: Covid-19 Public Health Response Act
   After complaints that the government rushed through the Covid-19 Public Health Response Act with...
Submission: Screen Industry Workers Bill
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties made a submission to the Select Committee considering the Screen...
NZCCL response to the Covid-19 Public Health Response Bill
   We were recently asked if we would provide feedback on the government's draft Covid-19...
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Co-signed: Statement on the COVID-19 response from civil society members of OGP Steering Committee
   The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties endorses and co-signs the letter from the GOP Steering...
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Submission: Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill
   The Council is disappointed that the Electoral (Registration of Sentenced Prisoners) Amendment Bill...
Guest post: Bail can't be subverted for COVID-19 purposes
   Douglas Ewen, barrister and member of the NZCCL, has written to Solicitor-General Una...
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Submission: Vaping Bill
    The Council made a submission on the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Vaping)...
Pandemic response - recommended reading
   Some useful articles about civil liberties during a pandemic. Last updated 7 May 2020. Civil...
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End the Police Armed Response Team trials
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties has co-signed the open letter from Just Speak calling for an end...
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Civil liberties during a pandemic
   There is no doubt that our government will need to take on exceptional powers to deal with the COVID-...
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Submission: TIPC emergency service access to location information
   The Council has made a submission to the Privacy Commisioner concerning the proposed extensions to...
Oral submission: APEC 2021 Bill
   Following up on our written submission we also appeared before the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade...
Submission: APEC 2021 Bill
   The Council opposes the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2021) Bill. As the strongest...
Algorithm Charter - panel discussion
   We are hosting a panel discussion about Statistics New Zealand’s Algorithm Charter, at 6:00pm...
Submission: Public Service Legislation Bill
   The Council makes 13 recommendations in our submission on the Public Service Legislation Bill. Our...
Submission: Algorithm Charter
   The Council welcomes the government's Algorithm Charter, and has many suggestions for an...
No to police patrolling in armed squads
   The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties strongly objects to the Armed Responders trial by Police...
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Government's half measure fails to fix prisoner voting
   The NZCCL is disappointed that the Government continues to support the idea that prisoners in New...
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Against pre-crime - Control Order Bill oral submission
   We made the folllowing oral submission to the Select Committee overseeing the Terrorism Suppression (...
Chairperson's Report 2019
   Issues and events in NZ Christchurch Massacre The most significant event this year in New...
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Meeting Dates for 2020
   The Committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties make its monthly meetings open to anyone who...
Civil Drinks December
   We’re coming to the end of another busy year at the Council. Please join the executive for...
Submission: Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill
   We strongly oppose the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill. The very purpose of it, to...
We oppose the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill
   The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties is highly concerned by the potential impact on people...
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Submission: Arms Legislation Bill
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties has made a submission (pdf) about the the Arms Legislation Bill...
Submission: Electoral Amendment Bill
   We are disappointed in the Electoral Amendment Bill more for what it doesn't do than what it does...
Submission: Abortion Legislation Bill
   We have made our submission about the Abortion Legislation Bill to the committee (see attachment)....
Civil drinks September
   Please come and join us for a drink and chat at Avida on Featherston St, Wellington,...
Politicians are failing in the oversight of our intelligence agencies
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties exists to help protect the civil liberties of New Zealanders from...
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Media Release: Scandalising the court is an attack on freedom of expression
   After the Select Committee removed it in response to submissions, the government has surprised...
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Submission: Zero Carbon Bill
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties has made a submission (PDF) about the Climate Change Response...
Concern over Customs interrogating person over manuscript
    The NZ Council for Civil Liberties views with concern the reports about NZ Customs stopping Matthew...
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Report: Statistics NZ Data Summit 2018
   NZCCL committee member Andrew Ecclestone went to the Statistics NZ Data Summit in 2018. We...
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The Case for a Full Review of the Official Information Act
   The NZCCL's submission in response to the call for submissions on reviewing the Official...
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Secret evidence is unjust and should be banned
   Let's be clear about what secret evidence is. It's not evidence that can't be reported in...
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Law changes in reaction to the Christchurch massacre
   Thomas Beagle, Chairperson of the NZCCL, wrote an article for The Spinoff about some of the possible...

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