Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


PM's PostCab 11/12/18: Grace Millane, ACC Levy, Kiwibuilders

PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference 11/12/18: Grace Millane, ACC Levy, Missing Executives

Prime Minister
Jacinda Ardern, Iain Lees Galloway

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern began her Monday post-cabinet press conference with an emotional comment on the murder of English backpacker Grace Millane.

She was joined by ACC Minister Iain Lees-Galloway to announce that ACC levies would not be increased and the work levy paid by employer would decrease.

Questions covered these issues as well as extensive questioning on the absence of Kiwibuild Chief Executive Stephen Barclay (the PM maintained this was a matter for the public service but stated it was not to do with the Kiwibuild policy or implementation), New Zealand's potential signing of the UN Migration Compact (the Government was seeking advice on matter that had been raised and would not sign an agreement that did not allow NZ to make its own immigration policy), National's claims regrading a tally of Government inquiries, the release of Ministerial diaries, and child poverty levels in New Zealand.

Click a link to play audio (or right-click to download) in either
MP3 format or in OGG format.

© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Mediaversaries: 20 Years Of The Scoop Information Ecosystem

Scoop celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. To celebrate, we are offering 20% off all ScoopPro subscriptions, including the newly launched ScoopPro Citizen service for Citizen readers. More>>


Lyndon Hood: Better Analogies For National Pilfering Budget Data

After the Treasury Secretary's tragically doomed effort provide a metaphorical image for the budget data breach, and the rash of media attempts that followed, we never got an analogy that really covers all the bases. Until now. More>>


Resignation Of Metiria Turei: Were Journalists 'Just Doing Their Job'?

In our research we examined the role of journalism in animating the Turei controversy and the different perceptions of professional journalists and online commentators sympathetic to Turei’s left politics. ... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Extradition Of Julian Assange

It isn’t necessary to like Julian Assange to think that his extradition to the US (on the charge of aiding and abetting Chelsea Manning) would be a major injustice... More>>