Consultation with the Ombudsman and Privacy Commissioner
The Inspector-General may be consulted by the Ombudsman or the Privacy Commissioner on matters relating to their functions.
Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act 2017
If the Prime Minister issues a certificate that activities pose a significant risk to national security under section 55 of the Outer Space and High-altitude Activities Act, the holder of the relevant licence or permit may complain to the Inspector-General in relation to any advice given to the Prime Minister or other relevant Minister.
Employment Relations Act 2000
The Employment Relations Authority may ask the Inspector-General to prepare a report about a NZSIS recommendation about whether an individual should be granted a security clearance. The ERA must have regard to the report prepared by the Inspector-General before making a decision on the matter.
Health and Safety at Work Act
Where the Director-General of an intelligence and security agency makes a declaration that provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act do not apply in relation to an employee of those agencies, that employee may complain to the Inspector-General to review that declaration.
Civil Aviation Act 2023
If the Director of the Civil Aviation Authority makes an adverse security check determination for a New Zealand person based on the recommendation of the NZSIS, or if the Minister gives a notice under section 355 of that Act, that person must be advised that they can complain to the Inspector-General about the recommendation.
Passports Act 1992
The Director-General of an intelligence and security agency must notify the Inspector-General if the agency provides classified security information for decisions relating to a refusal to issue, cancel or retain a New Zealand travel document on grounds of national or international security.
Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013
If a Minister or other decision maker relies on classified security information in making relevant decisions the affected party (usually a network operator) must be told they may be able to complain to the Inspector-General in relation to any advice given to the decision maker by an intelligence and security agency.
Terrorism Suppression Act 2002
The Director of an intelligence and security agency must notify the Inspector-General if the agency provides classified security information to the Prime Minister or department to assist the Prime Minister to decide whether to: designate an entity as a terrorist entity or to decline an application to revoke a terrorist entity designation.