Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Public debate on the search and surveillance bill

The Stop the Search and Surveillance Bill is holding a public debate on the government's Search and Surveillance Bill, which is currently before the justice and electoral select committee. The bill expands search powers not just for the police, but all other government agencies (from immigration to animal welfare inspectors), while reducing oversight. It has caused significant concern to civil libertarians.

Invited speakers at the debate include Warren Young of the Law Commission (which drafted the bill), and Michael Bott from the New Zealand Council for Civil Liberties.

When: 19:00, Thursday, 8 April 2010
Where: Lecture Theatre 2, VUW Law School (the big old wood building near the station), Wellington
How much: Free!