Parliamentary submissions on the Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill were open recently, from the 6th to the 10th of November. The New Zealand Law Society presented its submission to Parliament’s Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee yesterday, highlighting a number of concerns about the Bill's substance, as well as the urgency with which it has proceeded.
The Bill was introduced last month by Justice Minister Andrew Little to impose restrictions on New Zealanders suspected of terrorism-related activity overseas attempting to return home. This came shortly after Prime Minister Jacinda Arden warned extremist Mark Taylor (who is currently believed to be detained in Syria) that if he came back to New Zealand he would face “the full force of the law”
Producer Bronwyn Wilde spoke to Geoff McLay of the New Zealand Law Society about their submissions. He began by noting the Bill's blurring of the realms of criminal and civil law.
Today on your bFM Breakfast: Rachel's excited about some upcoming tours; Rick promises we'll be fine for Drive Island tomorrow; David Slack's been thinking about maunga; Leisha's been thinking about hangover cures; Danielle sends in a sneak peek of her Church & AP interview; Troy makes a stop at 'the hole in the road'; Amelia's celebrating Kirikiriroa's finest - and apparently, so are you.
This Thursday on Drive you've got your favourite chit chat with Jonny and Big Hungry, but with a twist! Hang out with them as they prepare for the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards with interviews from the site in question and heaps of music from the nominees! Also, I think they were wearing fancy shoes in prep for this glitz fest, if that makes a difference. Enjoy.