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Don’t Give Spies Get-Out-of-Jail-Free Cards

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 9:56 am | David Small

The New Zealand Security and Intelligence Bill will ensure that spies never get caught by the public again, according to a man who caught two SIS agents unlawfully breaking into an activist’s house 20 years ago at an APEC Trade Ministers’ meeting in ... More >>

National MP's Electorate Offices Target of Chch Protest

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 9:26 am | David Small

Three National Party MPs have had submissions stuck to their electorate offices in Christchurch overnight in protest at the Government's refusal to consult with the public over the latest increase in powers of the SIS. More >>

Scaremongering and Showing Contempt for Democracy

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 10:10 pm | David Small

The government has been accused of fabricating an increased risk to New Zealand security to justify new invasive powers in the Countering Terrorist Fighters Legislation Bill. And its decision to allow just 48 hours for public submissions on the Bill has been ... More >>

New Zealand Stance on Drone Killings Attacked

Thursday, 5 June 2014, 11:02 am | David Small

A Christchurch academic and lawyer has accused the Prime Minister of washing his hands of the killing of a New Zealander (Muslim bin John) and an Australian (Salma al Russi) in a US drone strike in Yemen. More >>

Speed Kills Kids Campaign "a Massive Revenue Grab"

Monday, 10 March 2014, 11:29 am | David Small

A Christchurch lawyer, who won a court case against a $30 speed camera fine, has accused the Police of using the Speed Kills Kids campaign to disguise a massive revenue grab from law-abiding motorists. More >>

Stop Giving Public Funds to Infant Formula Exporters

Thursday, 5 December 2013, 8:59 am | David Small

The government should not be giving handouts to New Zealand companies exporting infant formula to China. They should not have been included in the government’s $2million dollar Market Connections Fund set up to assist the marketing activities of New Zealand ... More >>

PM’s Dismissal of Compensation - Disregard for Human Rights

Friday, 24 May 2013, 5:25 pm | David Small

A Christchurch lawyer and academic who won $20,000 compensation in a court case against the Police for an unlawful search of his home has criticized John Key’s dismissal of calls for compensation for those subjected to unlawful Police search and detention ... More >>

New Zealanders in the US denied the chance to vote

Saturday, 26 November 2011, 6:37 pm | David Small

New Zealanders who turned up to vote on election day at the New Zealand Embassy in Washington DC were greeted with a locked empty building and a sign saying that voting had closed before Thanksgiving at 2pm on Wednesday (8am Thursday NZ time), more than ... More >>

Video Surveillance Bill: Police incompetent or contemptuous?

Thursday, 29 September 2011, 10:51 am | David Small

Fifteen years ago, I caught two agents of the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) breaking into the home of Aziz Choudry, an organizer of a Christchurch conference critical of APEC... More >>

Liquor Bans Criminalize Young People

Thursday, 11 November 2010, 11:06 am | David Small

Christchurch academic and lawyer, David Small, has come out against the proposed extension of Police powers for the enforcement of liquor bans. More >>

Right to silence removal 'radical and unwarranted'

Friday, 12 February 2010, 9:28 am | David Small

The removal of the right to silence that is proposed in the Search and Surveillance Bill is 'radical and unwarranted' the Justice and Electoral Committee was told today. Speaking to his submission, Canterbury University academic, David Small, said the ... More >>

Claims of ‘No Terrorism’ Vindicated

Thursday, 8 November 2007, 5:26 pm | David Small

Broad Must Resign. Terrorism Bill Needs to be Withdrawn Inquiry into Surveillance of Political Activists All Prisoners Must be Bailed. More >>

Spycatcher Calls Police Raids Draconian

Monday, 15 October 2007, 2:43 pm | David Small

The man who successfully sued police for illegally searching his home at the time of an APEC Conference in 1996 has labelled police raids of the homes of social activists this morning as draconian and probably illegal. Canterbury University academic and ... More >>

Terrorism Expertise of Rohan Gunaratna Questioned

Tuesday, 24 August 2004, 10:32 am | David Small

Rohan Gunaratna will take part in a week-long seminar on terrorism and counter-terrorism organised by the Religious Studies Department at Wellington's Victoria University. More >>

David Small on Inspector-General Resignation

Thursday, 1 April 2004, 8:39 am | David Small

The resignation of Laurie Grieg from the post of Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security is a stroke of luck for the govenment according to the first person to lay a complaint with the office. Christchurch academic and civil liberties advocate, ... More >>

NZ bid for UNCHR - Get Own House In Order First

Wednesday, 28 January 2004, 5:36 pm | David Small

New Zealand should markedly improve its own Human Rights record before seeking a place on the UN Commission on Human Rights. This is the view of academic and civil liberties advocate, David Small. More >>

Publicity over cyanide threats questioned

Friday, 28 March 2003, 4:21 pm | David Small

Publicity over letters threatening action against New Zealand citizens are likely to do more harm than good, according to a Christchurch academic and civil liberties advocate. More >>

Threats, Security and Civil Liberties

Friday, 28 March 2003, 4:19 pm | David Small

If they ever catch the person behind the current round of letters threatening all manner of heinous attacks on civilians, I bet we'll find out that he (very likely male) had never done this kind of thing before. More >>




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