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Thousands in opposition to NZ spy agency

Thousands in opposition to NZ spy agency

Updated 29 July 2013, 16:37 AEST

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in New Zealand on Saturday to demonstrate against a government communications agency accused of spying on Pacific nations, including Fiji.

Proposed new laws will allow the Government Communications Security Bureau to provide information for the New Zealand Police, Defence Force and the Security Intelligence Service.

Opponents say it will unnecessarily intrude into the lives of ordinary people.

A leaked report in 2006 listed several countries, including Japan, the Philippines, Argentina, France, Vietnam, and many small Pacific island states that had been the target of GCSB.

Investigative journalist Nicky Hager has been among critics of the GCSB, and spoke to Bruce Hill.

Presenter: Bruce Hill

Speaker: Investigative journalist Nicky Hager

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