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Is NZ a safer place with the GCSB law?

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The Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill has passed at its third reading.

Prime Minister and Minister Responsible for GCSB John Key welcomed the passing of the legislation.

"Despite ill-informed claims to the contrary, nothing in this legislation allows for wholesale spying on New Zealanders. It actually tightens, not widens, the existing regime,'' Mr Key said.

Labour leader David Shearer said revelations by former US National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden about spying had created a global disquiet and that the GCSB bill had fuelled fear about the state's ability to pry. He said New Zealand had lost an opportunity to be a world leader on the issue.

Is NZ a safer place with the GCSB law? Here is the latest selection of Your Views:

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"It is the Government's duty to protect all its citizens and the passing of this Bill will cement that obligation. The Labour attitude is pure 'political ploy'."

simoncreasy
Logan

"The appalling lack of competence and abuse of power, to date, is sufficient to raise fear and concern over the future safety of NZ in the area of internal security."

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