Legislation

The appointment, functions, duties, and powers of the Inspector-General are spelled out in the Intelligence and Security Act 2017 (external link)

Review of Legislation

New Zealand Intelligence and Security Bill (external link)

This bill implements the Government response to the Report of the First Independent Review of Intelligence and Security in New Zealand: Intelligence and Security in a Free Society, and replaces the four Acts that currently apply to the GCSB, the NZSIS, and their oversight bodies.

Report of the First Independent Review of Intelligence and Security in New Zealand, 'Intelligence and Security in a Free Society' by Hon Sir Michael Cullen, KNZM and Dame Patsy Reddy, DNZM publically released on 9 March 2016 can be found here [PDF, 2 MB].  

A link to the IGIS submission to the Select Committee on the NZIS Bill can be found here [PDF, 365 KB].

A link to the supplementary submission to the Select Committee can be found here [PDF, 454 KB].

A submission on the Bill that became the Act can be found here [PDF, 443 KB]

 

 Other relevant legislation can be viewed at:

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996 

The Intelligence and Security Committee Act 1996 (external link)

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Act 1969 (external link)

The Government Communications Security Bureau Act 2003 (external link)

The Protected Disclosures Act 2000 (external link)

 

 

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