Thursday, June 13, 2013


According to the Parliamentary website, submissions on the Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill have been extended for a week to 21 June 2013.

Unfortunately the time the Committee has to consider the bill has not been extended - they still have to report back by 26 July. So they'll have only one month (rather than the usual three) to consider complex and far-reaching changes to GCSB powers. This doesn't give them much time, and it doesn't add credibility to the process.