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The Helen, Ross & Enron Show - Full Coverage

Archive of links to Scoop Coverage of the Ross Armstrong, Public Private Partnerships controversy... as of October 23rd.

Howard’s End: Creeping Encroachment Of Unaccountable Capitalism - “For all their flaws, government institutions are at least partly controlled by democratically elected representatives, but if power leaks away from these institutions to unaccountable private institutions, then important decisions - including decisions for peace or war - might also escape public control altogether." See... Howard's End: Beware those public-private partners

The Armstrong Affair: Where Were The Officials? - National’s raising questions over the total exclusion of public servants from meetings with Dr Ross Armstrong over his so called “insider” group. See... Officials sidelined in “Insider” Group Meeting

The Armstrong Affair – The Morning After - Will there be a Select Committee inquiry into the Helen, Ross & Enron show? It’s all up to the Greens. Watch this space. Late this afternoon Michael Cullen released some papers relating to the affair.
- National - Papers the Tip of the Iceberg - Sowry
- ACT - Calls for Transport Committee to Conduct Inquiry
- ACT - Define "Public Private Partnership", Helen Clark
- National - Insider Group Paper Trail Leads to Government
- ACT - Prebble Pushes For Inquiry into Armstrong Saga
- ACT - Will Labour Vote to Clear the Air?

Going... Going... Armstrong’s Gone - Dr Ross Armstrong's resignation from the chairs of Television New Zealand and Industrial Research Ltd is unfortunate but appropriate, Broadcasting Minister Steve Maharey and Crown Research Institutes Minister Pete Hodgson said today. See... Armstrong's departure unfortunate but appropriate and Michael Cullen... Armstrong resigns from chairpersonships
REACTION:
- National - Armstrong Quits - Government Still in Firing Line
- ACT - Armstrong's Exit Doesn't End the Story
- Greens - Greens welcome resignation

Ross Armstrong – Why I Resigned - Today I have tendered my resignation as Chair of both Television New Zealand Limited and Industrial Research Limited and these resignations have been accepted by the shareholding Ministers. See... Media statement on resignation from SOE boards

The Heat Goes On
- Taxpayer can't be fall-guy in PPPs
- ACT - How Much did Cullen and Clark Know?
- United Future NZ - Dunne: Dr Armstrong Must Go
- National - Is Armstrong’s Defence Costing Taxpayers? and Questions still remain over Armstrong
- NZ First - Armstrong Case Should Go To Select Committee
- Govt - Response to Armstrong statement
- The Story That Started It All, NZ Herald’s Scoop - Cullen rebuffs TVNZ chief's 'insider' group


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