Intelligence agencies should focus on real threats not legitimate, peaceful, political dissenters.

The powers of the SIS should be restricted

  • A select committee enquiry should consider whether the SIS should be abolished and its powers given to the Police.
  • The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act should only apply to espionage, sabotage, and terrorism.

Aotearoa New Zealand should not spy on behalf of other countries

  • The GCSB should be abolished.
  • The signals intelligence bases at Waihopai and Tangimoana should be closed.

Parliament should have oversight of the security and intelligence services

  • The Intelligence and Security Committee Act should be abolished or amended to give a regular parliamentary select committee oversight for the security and intelligence services.
  • The Inspector General for Intelligence and Security should be an Officer of Parliament and their jurisdiction should include the Defence Force.
  • The functions and existence of security and intelligence personnel within the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet should be reviewed.

You can read the full policy here.


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