An optimization of Laws of Terrorism Despite protests from Greens and ACT parties, a committee of legislators has stepped up.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, in the context of one. Terrorist attack in Auckland On September 3, the government said it would pass strong anti-terrorism laws by the end of the month – faster than previously expected – as “the people have said, and now parliament must act”.
Members of the Justice Select Committee, which has a Labor majority and has been listening to public representations on the government’s anti-terrorism bill, which was first introduced in April, decided on Thursday to re-read the revised bill. To be presented in the House.
The Greens and ACT parties have become unlikely allies in opposing the bill’s speedy tracking, both warning that new criminal offenses could be effective in hastily if planned for terrorism.
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National Party leader Judith Collins, whose party has backed the bill’s immediate passage, has called on the government to move ahead with changes to the law and called for an investigation into the attack.
The government has promised to promote anti-terrorism laws following the launch of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch Mosque Terrorist Attacks, which highlights the potential need for “premeditated crimes”, or criminal acts of planned terrorism. What can be used to prevent attacks?
There is no such provision under the current Anti-Terrorism Act. Under the law, police tried to charge the terrorist behind Friday’s attack with a 2020 terror plot, but a judge rejected it.
The proposed changes to the law would also expand the scope of terrorist activities, in some cases provide search and entry options without a warrant, and create a “terrorism control order” that would re-enter the society of convicted terrorists. Can control when
Despite claims by smaller parties that the government has reduced the “consideration” phase of the select committee process to two months, Ordner said this week that the bill has passed “a full select committee”.
Labor MP Gini Anderson, who heads the Justice Select Committee, said Thursday that the committee had finalized the bill’s return to the House.
He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture and that his confession had been obtained through torture.
“The prime minister wants to speed things up and keep it going, yes, but it doesn’t leave out any action that would have been in any other bill.
“We were effective … we listened to all the submitters, we gave full consideration to the department’s report. We have done every step of the legislation in the select committee as anyone else would bill.”
The revised bill will be publicly available in the coming days.
ACT leader David Seymour said that while the ACT was not opposed to the crime of planning terrorism, it was an “important constitutional step” that needed to be properly debated.
Under criminal law, he said, a person can usually only be punished for an offense that is excessive – not prepared to do anything.
“In light of this attack, we should take more time to think about options.
“The government says, ‘We’ve heard from the people in the select committee.’
“It’s almost worse to ask people’s opinions and not take the time to think about them, instead of asking them at all.”
Green Party co-leader James Shaw said his party agrees there is a gap in the law, but caution is needed because the bill could punish and punish people for crimes they have not yet committed. Did
He said such a law could further discredit the backward classes, as the intelligence agencies had a “history of seeing brown people but not whites.”
Shaw said that despite being “too little” for Seymour and himself to agree, he was also concerned about the lack of consideration of the bill in the select committee.
“To be honest, when it comes to such laws, given the potential for harm … unless the government acknowledges that there is a clear and current threat that is going to crystallize in the coming weeks that legislation This piece of will stop in particular, then we think we should take our time to get this right.
“Instead of rushing into it, look at doing something in response to an incident, and then misunderstand it.”
Speaking to reporters on Thursday morning, Collins said it was “clear” that the government had not given priority to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Christchurch mosque terrorist attacks, which the government said its counter-terrorism How to improve the response to terrorism.
He said a public investigation into the Auckland terrorist attack was needed to provide accountability and transparency in government actions.
No work has been done on the establishment of an anti-terrorism agency and this is an important recommendation of the Royal Commission.
He did not think that any change in the law, which was “well done”, should be awaited investigation.
The order did not indicate that the government would review the attack, although it said that a review by both the coroner and the Independent Police Conduct Authority would provide some answers.
Collins said he had appointed senior national MP Mark Mitchell, a former security contractor, as the party’s spokesman on counterterrorism.
Mitchell will give “shadows” to Minister Andrew Little, who is responsible for the government’s response to the Royal Commission on Christchurch mosque terrorist attacks.
Haste in the Prime Minister’s Terrorism Act.
On Friday afternoon, September 3, a prominent supporter of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Ahmed Athal Muhammad Samsuddin, New Lin went into the countdown and. Seven people were injured In the knife attack.
He was immediately shot dead by police, who were monitoring him 24/7 as he had been released from custody 53 days earlier.
The Crown Prince’s lawyers tried to prosecute Samsuddin in July 2020 under the Terrorism Pressure Act, claiming that his online posting and purchase of a hunting knife amounted to a terrorist attack.
But planning terrorism was not a criminal offense under the law. Following the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch mosque attacks in December 2020, the government promised to make it a criminal offense.
The government introduced its proposed bill in April.
Ardern said last week that, amid concerns about the threat to Samsodin’s community, the government moved to speed up the bill at the suggestion of the police commissioner.
Following the ruling, Justice Secretary Chris Fafoi called on Anderson to move forward with the bill. The phone call came on the morning of the attack.