Speech: It's about power, not privacy
   Speech given by NZCCL chairperson Thomas Beagle to the Rotary Forum - The Privacy Security...
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Rotary Forum - The Privacy Security Dilemma
   The Rotary Club of Wellington presents the Rotary Forum: What kind of world exists between...
AboutMe is to privacy as FYI is to the OIA
   The New Zealand Privacy Commissioner has launched a new tool, AboutMe, to help people request their...
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Libertywatch March 2016
   Adoption Calls for urgent reform of New Zealand adoption laws New Zealand's 61-year-old...
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Libertywatch February 2016
   Round up of civil liberty related news from February 2016. Criminal Justice More prison cells...
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The gaping hole at the heart of the Intelligence Review
    The need to maintain both security and the rights and liberties of New Zealanders has been at the...
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Meeting Dates for 2016
   The Committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties make its monthly meetings open to anyone who...
Libertywatch January 2016
   Corruption Index New Zealand falls again in Corruption Index New Zealand has fallen to fourth...
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Libertywatch December 2015
   Counter-Terrorism 'Jihadi brides' free to return New Zealand women who have left the...
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Libertywatch November 2015
   Children’s Rights New Zealand adoption laws 'breach human rights' An adoption...
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Government ignores High Court, won't change prisoner voting law
   The Government has now given it's answer - "The Government has no current plans to introduce...
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Libertywatch October 2015
   Armed Forces Iraqi-born woman told she couldn't enlist The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF...
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Police control of information is anti-democratic and must stop
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties is deeply concerned about the revelations from Dr Jarrod Gilbert...
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Chairperson's Report 2015
   I was elected as the chairperson of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties at last year’s AGM. At...
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NZ spies deny public relations blitz
   The SIS and GCSB both deny creating a communications plan/media strategy for the 2015 Intelligence...
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Submission: Child Protection [Child Sex Offender Register] Bill
   INTRODUCTION The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties Inc [NZCCL] welcomes the opportunity to...
Notice of NZCCL 2015 AGM
   The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties will take place on Wednesday, 11 November, at St Andrew...
Libertywatch September 2015
   Censorship Banning of Children's book An award-winning book for teenagers, Into The River,...
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Publishing legal opinions - the SIS and GCSB respond
   Back in March we wrote a letter to the NZSIS and GCSB with a suggestion about how they could improve...
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Lecture: Greg King Memorial Lecture
   A memorial lecture in honour of barrister Greg King will be delivered in Wellington on 30 September...
Letter: Where's the govt action on prisoners' right to vote?
   We are concerned by the lack of action from the Government in response to Arthur Taylor's...
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Libertywatch August 2015
   Criminal Justice Government plans child sex offender register New Zealand's first register...
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JustSpeak: Let's Talk about Police Discretion
   Come along to Just Speak on Campus's October Forum, discussing Police Discretion and Its Impact...
Libertywatch July 2015
   A round-up of civil liberty news from New Zealand. Christchurch Transition to democratically-...
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Return prisoners' right to vote
   The recent decision in Taylor v Attorney-General is intriguing in several respects. This decision is...
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NZCCL Christchurch Meeting
   Our last meeting was so successful we decided to have another one. Come hear Dr Chris Gallavin, Dean...
The Treaty of Waitangi - the Maori Magna Carta. Public address by David Williams
   The NZ Council for Civil Liberties is pleased to announce:     The Treaty of Waitangi -...
Secret trials by stealth
   The New Zealand Law Society has pointed out that last-minute changes to the Health & Safety...
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People's Review of the Intelligence Service 2015
   It's the final day for submissions to the Government's Intelligence Review. To mark the...
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Get Smart - Dunedin 11th August
   The Government's review of the intelligence agencies is widely seen as hobbled before...
Speech: The corrosive effects of spying on New Zealand’s democracy
   Freedom of expression I’m involved with the NZ Council for Civil Liberties because I’m...
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Is democratic control of the GCSB and SIS possible? (Chch)
   Public meeting: Is democratic control of the GCSB and SIS possible? Speakers: Nicky Hager...
NZCCL - Christchurch Kickoff Tues 28th July
   NZCCL secretary Kevin McCormack will be here in Christchurch on July 28th. Kevin will give a brief...
Get Smart - the Intelligence Review
   The Intelligence Review is a review of New Zealand's intelligence services being conducted by...
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Get Smart - Auckland 6th August
   The Government's review of the intelligence agencies is widely seen as hobbled before...
Get Smart - Wellington 29th July
   The Government's review of the intelligence agencies is widely seen as hobbled before...
FYI - the Official Information Act site
   Passed in 1982, the Official Information Act marked an important change in the accountability...
Libertywatch June 2015
   Criminal Justice Police & Corrections criticised over prison death A Coroner has criticised...
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Govt's lack of response to the Constitutional Advisory Panel Report
   In November 2013 the Constitutional Advisory Panel delivered its report to the Deputy Prime Minister...
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Libertywatch May 2015
   Assisted dying Terminally Ill woman acts for right to assisted dying A woman who has terminal...
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