Why are we giving the SIS more powers in secret?
Report into Wilce's appointment finds SIS failure
The Security and Intelligence Service failed to follow basic procedures when it granted a security clearance to Stephen Wilce, the former director of defence technology, Prime Minister John Key said today.
Look, I appreciate that large chunks of NZ love smile and wave John Key, he sells aspiration to you in the same way a piece of cheese on a stick slightly out or reach aspires the rat to keep mindlessly running on the mouse wheel.
I appreciate that.
Come on, why the Christ should any of us allow the bloody Secret Intelligence Service new powers that will be given to to them in secret?
SIS Amendments - “We Do Not Need to Know.”
Keith Locke, Helen Kelly and Nicky Hager will be joining forces in Wellington on Tuesday, 1st February, to discuss the expanded powers of the Security Intelligence Service (SIS) that will be rushed through Parliament in the coming month.
John Key introduced the SIS Amendment Bill in the House just before Parliament broke up for summer. Submissions close on 18th February.
“It gives little time for public discussion, but that's what Key prefers,” said Anna Cocker from OASIS, the group organising the meeting. “Key wants secrecy about this Bill. He does not want public scrutiny of it.”
Why should the SIS who are so incompetent that they couldn't even do a basic CV check on a fantasist they gave a top security level clearance to in the NZ military be given expanded powers that will be granted to them in secret?
* That the SIS did not check with its counterpart overseas agencies to see what they knew about Mr Wilce. This was contrary to standard practice in cases where the application for a securing clearance had worked overseas;
* That the SIS did not follow up on Mr Wilce's failure to disclose convictions once a police check revealed that he had convictions; and
* That the SIS did not record or follow up on information received on Mr Wilce after the announcement of his appointment.
Come on, I know John Key smiles and waves, but you can't be this stupid NZ?