Review of Legislation

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

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

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

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

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].  

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