Alliance Party welcomes rejection of terror laws

The Alliance Party has welcomed news that the Solicitor-General has decided he is unable to charge 12 people under the Terrorism Suppression Act.
Alliance Party co-leader Victor Billot says comments by Solicitor General David Collins QC this afternoon that the Terrorism Suppression Act was unnecessarily complex and incoherent were a devastating indictment of a bad law.
“These laws are not required in New Zealand, they seem to be a rehash of George W. Bush style politics, they are divisive, over the top and have the potential to be misused.”
Mr Billot says the news that a large amount of evidence would not become public is a major concern.
“This brings us to the core issue: who watches the watchers?” Continue reading