Re: I need help...
John Key has been caught lying about the illegal activities of the spy department he's personally responsible for.
So to hide from responsibility he and his mates are pretending that a clear and unambiguous breach of the law governing GCSB spying was just a silly little administrative blunder and they'll fix it by making it legal for the GCSB to spy on New Zealanders.
This is exactly what they did when the NZ police were caught ignoring their legal responsibilities regarding spying on suspects - the National government made it legal (although in that case it did make more sense).
There is no accountability for authority when it breaks the law, and in the unfortunate absence of an effective opposition likely little accountability at ballots either - not that elites tend to hold each pother accountable anyway.
The most ridiculous thing about this is the nonsensical argument Key is making that we have to stop cyber-theft of our terrible secrets about weapons. Yes he really argues that New Zealand has terrible secrets about WMD's that need to be protected from theft by a change in law that already allows GCSB to spy on people suspected of that to let them spy on anybody for other reasons.
When we know that 100% of all the people we know the GCSB has illegally spied on are not, were not, and never have been a threat to NZs security.
Those people they spied on illegally were probably not spies or potential terrorists but anti-government activists, environmental protestors and the like.
This new law will be an effective combining of our Police, SIS and GCSB into one agency with unlimited authority to spy.