26 Mar 2019

Spy agencies have not had hands tied - Paul Buchanan

From Morning Report, 8:13 am on 26 March 2019

National Party leader Simon Bridges says the Government should reconsider the surveillance programme Project Speargun, which the previous National government abandoned in 2013.

He says intelligence agencies have their hands tied behind their backs, and the programme "would have done more to keep New Zealanders safe".

Paul Buchanan is a security consultant at 36th Parallel Assessments. He tells Philippa Tolley the problems that led to the Christchurch mosque attacks had nothing to do with technological capability.