New Spy Laws Pass, Progress Made On Treaty Bills

by Desk Editor on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 — 9:57 PM

New terrorism surveillance laws have passed under Urgency this evening.

After completing the second reading and the committee stage following Question Time, the third reading of the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill was held with the bill divided into three bills. All passed by 94 to 27 with the Greens, NZ First and the Maori Party opposed with the bill divided into three bills.

This debate was completed around 9.40pm.

MPs then completed the committee stages Ngāti Koroki Kahukura Claims Settlement Bill and the Ngāti Hauā Claims Settlement Bill and both were reported with amendment.

The House rose just before 9.55pm.

The House will resume at 9am tomorrow to complete the third reading of both treaty settlement bills by agreement of the Business Committee.

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