Moments ago, Prime Minister John Key outlined details of what action NZ will take in the international fight against ISIS, including the changes that will be made to our national security laws. We need to know what you think ActionStation should do next.
Yesterday, Labour indicated its support for the Government's proposed law changes which will include:
Cancelling passports for up to three years.
Temporarily suspending passports for up to 10 working days in urgent cases.
SIS to carry out video surveillance on private properties for the purpose of observing activities of security concern.
SIS to conduct emergency surveillance 48 hours prior to the issue of a warrant.
The PM announced that New Zealand may offer assistance with Iraqi military training but that the Government has ruled out sending combat troops into Iraq.
Last month, we surveyed our entire membership and asked if you wanted us to take action on ISIS and security laws. The answer was “Yes”, and our members wanted to see these law changes be put before a Select Committee. The changes have not been put before a Select Committee, but the Government has been successful at gaining cross-party support.
We want to know what you think we should do next.
If enough of you answer yes by 8am tomorrow, we will launch the next phase of our campaign around ISIS.
PS: If you are new to ActionStation, this is how we work - when issues arise in the news, we'll get in touch to find out what our members want to do about it. If you have a view, we want to hear it. If you are not interested in any issue, you can choose to ignore it. That's the beauty of our work, you can opt-in or opt-out of an action, and our work is shaped by you.