Submission: Counter Terrorism BIll

The Council believes that human rights are the foundation of peace, and therefore of safety. We believe that this bill will make us less free and ultimately less safe.

We note that the measures in this Bill would have done nothing to prevent the Christchurch attack that it is apparently in response to.

We note that the targeted groups are all of one religion and believe that this is less about security and more about prejudice and bigotry.

We remain strongly opposed to the Terrorism Suppression Control Orders regime as a great injustice and object to the extension of its use here.

Read our full submission here (PDF).