Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill- Third Reading – Video 8

Enhancing Identity Verification and Border Processes Legislation Bill- Third Reading – Video 8

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and we will continue to support this bill Jonathan young thank you sir very pleased to stand in support this very important piece of legislation as we know from previous speakers that this bill came about through that event where mr. Smith Trainor escaped the jurisdiction of New Zealand and so that sparked an inquiry because of course it was of great concern and as the member previously spoke it was something which we did carry some I guess sensitivity about in terms of our Corrections and our border control systems it’s good to know sir that when the inquiry came back and highlighted some vulnerabilities they needed to be addressed there was a very quick response from the government the government accepted and for the majority of the 39 recommendations and then a number of refinements across agencies were already underway prior to that report coming back so there was attention and even though this bill has taken a number of years to come through the house and probably people would say rightfully so because in terms of monitoring and biometric data we have been very careful in the law and order slip committee to ensure that there is a good balance the Privacy Commissioner came in and addressed the committee as well and you know it’s very important to get the fine balance right in these areas we want the public of New Zealand protected we want to have foolproof systems yet we need to ensure that this level of surveillance only occurs in those limited situations that’s necessary with those delimited people that we deem need to have this measure of surveillance sir corrections implemented 13 recommendations after their urgent review after this event such as making the temporarily process more rigorous and there were some very good measures taken so while this bill did take some time to go through the house can I assure you and the the public of New Zealand that there were immediate responses to this situation that made it incredibly difficult for that sort of incident to happen again but we need to future-proof legislation we need to make sure that legislation is updated and this is what this process has been about so it’s very important to note that this response has been supported right across the house for the exception of the Green Party I’m not quite sure why they continue to hold their support back on this particular bill so I’m very pleased – I want to just finish very briefly because other members of the committee speak but the law and order Select Committee did a very good job I believe well led by Colonel sink but she a very good chair and so a very collegial committee on most matters and in this matter when it comes to protecting the public of New Zealand I believe indeed we work very together we worked well together and to bring this this this matter to a satisfactory conclusion in this bill and I commence bill to the house thank you sir – no clear tomorrow – hurry and come on

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