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Protests against the NZSIS Amendment Bill 1977: naming SIS employees (2nd of 2)

Protests against the NZSIS Amendment Bill 1977: naming SIS employees

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Amendment Bill 1977 made it illegal to publish or broadcast the names of Security Intelligence Service (SIS) employees. This aspect of the bill was highlighted in a poster produced by the Victoria University student newspaper, Salient. The poster shows five possible SIS employees photographed outside the SIS headquarters at 175 Taranaki Street. The bill later became law.

Courtesy of Salient

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: EPH-D-ROTH-Rights-1977-01

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How to cite this page:

Peter Clayworth, 'Intelligence services - The Cold War, 1945 to 1984', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/34076/protests-against-the-nzsis-amendment-bill-1977-naming-sis-employees (accessed 12 December 2019)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 20 Jun 2012