Other formats

    Adobe Portable Document Format file (facsimile images)   TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 20, No. 11. August 1, 1957

Phone Tapping—New Zealand too

Phone Tapping—New Zealand too

Since the British admission, the New Zealand Government has stopped its solid denials and finally admitted that it taps telephone conversations.

But those who intend pedaling narcotics to schoolchildren or hawking aphrodisiacs, or committing the most outrageous crimes, need not worry. This abuse of our rights as individuals is applied only to cases of "National Security". This however, is defined in odd ways. Mr. Nash has told Parliament that he knows of a case where the police tapped a telephone conversation between a Hutt Valley man and the Wellington Trades Hall.

He added that he had suspicions that his own telephone was tapped in 1951.

(Information from the P.V., 19/6/57.