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New Zealand to Probe Role[s] of Spies, Guns in Mosque Attacks
Her Cabinet had previously agreed on holding an inquiry, but had not decided what level of investigation. She said royal [?] commissions are usually reserved for matters of the gravest public importance and that was clearly appropriate in this case. She said the exact terms of the inquiry, including its duration, would be finalized over the next two weeks.
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She said those agencies will include the country's domestic spy agency, the Security Intelligence Service, and its international counterpart, the Government Communications Security Bureau.
If New Zealand has secrets worth stealing, then they're worth protecting.
Other agencies to be looked at include police, customs and immigration.

A royal commission is run independently from the government and is chaired by a high-court judge. It has the power to compel witnesses to testify and organizations to hand over documents. But it remains up to the courts or government to follow through on any recommendations or findings.

m'k.

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by Cat on Mon Mar 25th, 2019 at 06:11:27 PM EST
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If New Zealand has secrets worth stealing, then they're worth protecting.

Erratum :
read "had", and "they'd be".

The main secrets traditionally protected by NZ's Security Intelligence Service are

  1. that there are no secrets worth protecting
  2. that they waste their budget bothering leftists.


It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Mar 27th, 2019 at 03:52:22 PM EST
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uh oh
'Lone wolf' myth covers up possible Mossad role in New Zealand terrorist attack
Incredibly, a stone structure of a building collapsed onto a van during the earthquake which killed a man inside who turned out to be an Israeli national. His death accidentally unearthed a ring of Mossad agents [2011]
The newspaper said it had asked Prime Minister John Key repeatedly to confirm details of an SIS investigation into whether the Israeli secret service had infiltrated the police national computer.

Mr Key responded that he was satisfied there had been no misuse of the police computer - but he refused to say whether an investigation had been carried out by the security service because it was not in the national interest.

after the man was discovered with multiple fake passports and USB flash drives which contained confidential data believed to have been illegally downloaded from the New Zealand police's national computer system.

reverb



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Mar 27th, 2019 at 07:59:28 PM EST
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