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Protests against the NZSIS Amendment Bill 1977: picketing Parliament (1st of 2)

Protests against the NZSIS Amendment Bill 1977: picketing Parliament

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service Amendment Bill 1977 aimed to expand the SIS's powers to intercept private communications. The bill attracted large-scale protests during its passage through Parliament, including this protest ‘embassy’ in Parliament grounds. As well as picketing Parliament, protesters targeted the SIS headquarters in Taranaki Street, Wellington.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1977/4072

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Peter Clayworth, 'Intelligence services - The Cold War, 1945 to 1984', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/34075/protests-against-the-nzsis-amendment-bill-1977-picketing-parliament (accessed 17 July 2019)

Story by Peter Clayworth, published 20 Jun 2012