Underlying documents mentioned in the Royal Commission report and Counter-Terrorism Strategy

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From: Sebastian

Dear Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet,

This is a request for certain documents underlying the 15 March Royal Commission report and Counter-Terrorism Strategy.

I request copies of these five documents underlying the Royal Commission report:

1. The 2013 National Assessments Bureau assessment titled "Far Right Rising: A Dangerous Myth"

2. The August 2018 draft National Risk Register; failing that, I request a copy of this document’s Terrorism Risk Profile

3. The September 2018 National Assessments Bureau Global Terrorism Update; failing that, I request a copy of this report’s “extreme right terrorism” annex

4. The 2018 Counter-Terrorism Strategic Framework

5. The latest Security and Intelligence Board annual strategic assessment prior to 15 March 2019

And I request copies of these six documents underlying the Counter-Terrorism Strategy:

1. The Counter-Terrorism System Capability Review

2. The Counter-Terrorism Work Programme

3. The Counter-Terrorism Implementation Plan

4. The High-Level Framework for the Prevention of Violent Extremism

5. The Public Information Action Plan

6. The Counter-Terrorism Playbook. If the “Counter-Terrorism Handbook” is a separate document, I request a copy of this as well

Yours faithfully,

Sebastian

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Dear DPMC,

Thank you for your reply. I would like to make some follow-up requests.

First, I would like to renew my request for a copy of the Counter-Terrorism Handbook. For clarity, my request is for the document referred to in the CT/CVE Capability Review as “Counter-Terrorism Handbook, DPMC, October 2019, RESTRICTED,” as opposed to the unclassified one-page summary that is accessible on the DPMC website.

Further, the Counter-Terrorism Strategy Implementation Plan 2020 refers to “policy and operational frameworks” for managing New Zealand foreign terrorist fighters and their repatriation. I request copies of these frameworks.

I would also like to request copies of these documents referred to in the Royal Commission report:

ONE: “In June 2019, the CTCC agreed that information access and sharing were vital to understanding the threat. It suggested removing legislative barriers, leveraging open-source intelligence capability, developing online platforms for agencies to collaborate and enhancing information sharing mechanisms between Public sector agencies and selected private organisations.”

I request a copy of this report

TWO: “A 20 June 2019 report to the Security and Intelligence Board noted that work had not yet commenced on measuring or assessing its own governance and coordination performance…”

I request a copy of this report, if it is different to the June 2019 report referred to above.

THREE: “In July 2016, the Security and Intelligence Board recognised the “urgent need for agencies to [sort out] New Zealand’s counter-terrorism arrangements in line with ministerial expectations” and noted the continuing absence of an overarching strategy for counter-terrorism.”

I request a copy of the document containing these observations.

FOUR: "“In 2017, [DPMC]… advised the Security and Intelligence Board that there were still no measures to demonstrate impact. It noted that one of the factors “stopping intelligence and assessment about the national intelligence priorities from informing decision-making and policy-making to the fullest extent” was that “current priority descriptions are not clear enough…””

I request a copy of the document containing these observations.

FIVE: “The last national-level counter-terrorism exercise before the 15 March 2019 terrorist attack was in 2014. Comprehensive evaluation reports are prepared after each exercise, which include lessons identified and corrective action plans to address those.”

I request a copy of the evaluation report and corrective action plan for the national-level counter-terrorism exercise conducted in 2014.

SIX: “In 2016, the Security and Intelligence Board was told that a CT operation identified that “the system overall appears under-prepared to facilitate effectively the sharing of highly sensitive, [compartmented] intelligence to those who need it, when they need it”. The CTCC was asked to address this, along with other matters identified in a corrective action plan following that operation."

I request a copy of the report to the Security Intelligence Board that contains these observations. I also request a copy of this operation's corrective action plan.

SEVEN: “In mid-2018 the Specialist Coordinator… directed a National Assessments Bureau analyst to conduct a stocktake of Public sector agencies’ online activity to counter extremism.”

I request a copy of this stocktake.

Yours sincerely,

Sebastian

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