Defining a charity
    When the government in its efficiency drive gets around to reorganising the Charities Commission,...
Liberty Watch - June 2011
    Round-up of civil liberty news for June 2011. AGE DISCRIMINATION Jury exemption at 65...
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Submission on Credit Reporting Privacy Code Amendment No 5
    This submission, from the New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties (NZCCL), concerns the addition...
Liberty Watch - May 2011
    Round-up of civil liberty news for May 2011. AGE DISCRIMINATION Unlawful student loan...
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Submission: Sentencing (Aggravating Factors) Bill
    Oral submission to the Law and Order Select Committee in respect of the Sentencing (Aggravating...
Obituary: George Barton
    George Barton recently died in Wellington. He was a long time member and supporter of the Council...
Why flag burning counts as freedom of speech
    Lawyer Steven Price writes strongly in defence of freedom of speech in the Dominion Post (also on...
Liberty Watch - April 2011
    Round-up of civil liberty news for April 2011. Petrobras Oil Survey East Coast Maori...
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Prisoners and the Right to Vote
    Prior to 16 December 2010 prisoners who had been sentenced to preventative detention or imprisoned...
Liberty Watch - March 2011
    Round-up of civil liberty news for March 2011 (final version updated on 3/4/2011). Law...
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MyFone
    MyFone.mobi is a device that enables people to view both the traffic and the content of texts from...
Council Requirements for Mown Lawns
    One of the more intriguing inquiries received by NZCCL has been about council requirements for...
Submissions on the Criminal Procedure Reform Bill
    Tony Ellis has made a submission on the Criminal Procedure (Reform and Modernisation) Bill,...
Council Requirements for Mown Lawns
    One of the more intriguing inquiries received by NZCCL has been about council requirements for...
Gang Patches in Whanganui
    The NZ Council for Civil Liberties is gratified that the High Court has ruled that the law banning...
Riff-Raff are people too
    The New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties is alarmed and dismayed that a bunch of business...
Submission: Review of Official Information Act
    The Council's submission to the Law Commission's review of the Official Information Act...
SIS Amendment Bill extends powers?
    The SIS Amendment Bill has been introduced along with its Regulatory Impact Statement. ...
Round-up: Search & Surveillance Bill
    A round-up of what people are saying about the latest version of the Search & Surveillance...
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Chairperson's Report for 2009-2010
    Chairperson's Report To Members At The Annual General Meeting Of The New Zealand Council For...
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Personal account of NZCCL AGM and BOR Talk
    This is my personal account of the NZCCL AGM and the talk by Andrew Butler that followed. It is...
Guest post: The Police Arms Race
    Guest post by Michael Bott Greg O’Connor wants all Police to be armed. The Prime Minster...
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Encouraging conversations about justified limitations on rights
    Some thoughts on the NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990 at its 20th Anniversary The New Zealand Bill...
NZCCL Annual General Meeting - Nov 10th
    The Annual General Meeting of the New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties will be at 12:30pm on...
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Changes to name suppression laws
    The government has announced plans to implement the recommendations of the Law Commission to...
Summary of the Issues Paper re the Official Information Act
    The Law Commission is working on a review of the Official Information Act. They have just released...
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Constitutional lawyers reject the special powers Earthquake Act
    A group of constitutional lawyers and law professors have expressed their concerns about the...
Select Committee make a mistake, recommends giving all current prisoners the vote
    Andrew Geddis at Pundit has pointed out a serious flaw in the amendments proposed by the Law and...
Disappointment as select committee recommends taking vote from prisoners
    The Law and Order Select Committee has recommended (PDF) that the bill to strip the vote from...
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Blogger convicted for online breach of suppression order
    Blogger Cameron Slater has been convicted in the District Court for 9 breaches of name suppression...
Concerns over quake emergency powers law
    Parliament has passed the wide-ranging Canterbury Earthquake Response and Recovery Act. This...
Customs Gathering Intelligence at the Border
    Why did Customs copy the address book from a mobile phone owned by the wife of Michael Quinlan,...
NZCCL Submission - revised Search & Surveillance Bill
    Submission on the revised Search and Surveillance Bill The New Zealand Council for Civil...
Moana Jackson - A further primer on the foreshore and seabed
    Moana Jackson has written A Further Primer on the Foreshore and Seabed. It's an...
Tech Liberty submission on Search & Surveillance Bill
    Tech Liberty has posted their submission about the Search and Surveillance Bill. Click the...
Strengthening the Bill of Rights Act
    Blogger No Right Turn has two useful articles about strengthening the Bill of Rights Act. The...
Official Information Act Performance
    The Official Information Act is an important facet of New Zealand's democracy. By making...
A Brief Report - Celebrating 20 Years of the Bill of Rights
    The 20th anniversary of the passing of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 is being...
Celebrating 20 years of the Bill of Rights Act
    The 20th anniversary of New Zealand’s Bill of Rights is being celebrated at Victoria...
It's back - the Search & Surveillance Bill returns
    Guest editorial by Val Morse An interim report on the Search and Surveillance Bill was issued...
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