New Zealand’s Government is defending a new bill giving sweeping powers to police.
The rushed Covid-19 Public Health Response Bill passed within 48 hours and will potentially allow police to enter homes without a warrant.
With 63 votes in favour and 57 against, the bill passed on Wednesday.
YESTERDAY: New Zealand passed a bill giving police sweeping new powers to enter homes WITHOUT a warrant.
This is what happens when you operate from fear; you hand the government your civil liberties.
New Zealand is the new China.
— Avi Yemini 🇦🇺🇮🇱 (@OzraeliAvi) May 13, 2020
The country’s Human Rights Commission called the bill “a great failure of our democratic process”.
Those against the bill in New Zealand are calling it an “overreach of powers”.
WATCH Katie Hopkin’s reaction:
First they took your guns.
Now they pass legislation to enter your homes without a warrant, to close your business without notice & enforce all this without police using government Stasi.
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) May 13, 2020