The Greens want the government to ban private companies from spying on people. The call follows reports that animal welfare activists had tracking devices put on their cars by private investigators.
It is believed the investigators were hired by piggery owners.
Green Party MP Keith Locke says the Search and Surveillance Bill, currently before parliament, provides the perfect opportunity to introduce the law. He says we live in a free and open society so shouldn't have our privacy intruded on in this way.
Now where, we wonder were Keith Locke and his squeals of outrage when animal activists broke in to a pig farm a couple of years ago with Mike King? Locke, of course, had nothing whatsoever to say. It's obviously fine, in his worldview for activist good guys to break into private property. But when property holders take steps to defend themselves - stop the bus; it's outrageous!
Pardon us Keith, but your hypocrisy is showing.