10 Dec 2010

Use of SIS against Maori feared by Greens

7:05 am on 10 December 2010

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei says there are no guarantees that extra powers given to the Security Intelligence Service won't be wrongly used against Maori.

Ms Turei says the Government's intention to consider submissions about the bill in secret should cause alarm.

She told Waatea News that Maori concerned about what the SIS may do with their new powers, need look no further than the way the police used anti-terrorism laws in the police raids in 2007.