Thursday, April 24, 2008


The Law and Order Committee has called for submissions on the Wanganui District Council (Prohibition of Gang Insignia) Bill. Two copies, by Friday, 6 June 2008, to:

Law and Order Committee Secretariat
Parliament Buildings
The bill allows people to be arrested and fined for wearing gang insignia. This is clearly a content-based restriction on freedom of speech, as well as an attack on the basic right of New Zealanders to wear whatever they like. If you want to protect those rights, you need to speak up on this bill. Making a submission is not difficult - it can be as simple as writing a letter saying "I support/oppose the bill" and giving reasons why. If you're not sure, check out the Clerk's online guide here.