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Commissioned report

Securing our nation's safety: How New Zealand manages its security and intelligence agencies

Issue date: 
Friday, 1 December 2000
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Originally published by the Domestic and External Security Group
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
December 2000

Those involved with our security and intelligence agencies have, in the past, tended to keep any information about themselves to themselves. In the absence of fact, suspicion flourishes. What do these agencies get up to? Who controls them? Do Ministers really know what's going on, or are these agencies out of control? What's to stop them spying on you and me?

These are fair questions. They demand answers. The answers are not secret.

This publication, originally published in 2000, is designed to answer those questions.

Last updated: 
Monday, 16 April 2018

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