New Zealand votes in anti-terrorism measures

Lawmakers in New Zealand have voted in new anti-terrorism laws to prevent people from travelling abroad to fight with extremist groups. Passports belonging to terror suspects can also be cancelled for up to three years.

The New Zealand parliament passed new anti-terrorism measures late Tuesday which aim to increase domestic surveillance powers and prevent people from travelling overseas to fight for groups like the “Islamic State” (IS).

The new law, which was voted in by 94 votes to 27, will permit the government to cancel a New Zealand passport for periods of up to three years. Previously, this was only possible up to a maximum of 12 months.
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