New Zealand parliament backs new anti-terror laws

  • The parliament of New Zealand has backed new anti-terror laws that are aimed at tackling the homeland threat overseas extremist organizations pose.

    The bill, passed by 94 to 27 votes, allows 24 hours video surveillance without a warrant and cancelling passports of terrorism suspects for up to a period of three years.  

    Prime minister John Key said in a statement that the threats faced by the country had increased and “it is important that we have the ability to respond to that.”


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