8 Aug 2013

MPs continue to debate spy bill

9:16 pm on 8 August 2013

Parliament is continuing to debate legislation on Thursday that would allow the Government's electronic spy agency to legally monitor New Zealanders.

The Government Communications Security Bureau and Related Legislation Amendment Bill is at its committee stage and is being debated clause by clause.

Opposition parties have put up a number of amendments in an attempt to slow down the passage of the legislation, but all have been defeated.

A number of amendments put up by independent MP Peter Dunne have passed.

Mr Dunne's amendments were supported in exchange for his support for the overall legislation.