Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Prebble Must Apologise For Muckraking

Dover Samuels, should receive at least a public apology from Richard Prebble, now that he has been cleared of serious sex allegations, said the New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters.

“Mr Prebble’s muckraking has cost this MP his cabinet post and a fortune in legal bills as well as causing considerable personal anguish to the entire Samuels family and their close associates.

“The ACT Leader sparked off a chain of events that almost destroyed an individual and he has not had the decency to do anything in reparation – despite his earlier claim that he was Mr Samuels’ friend.

“This whole sorry affair reflects very badly on Mr Prebble and he should make a personal statement in the House as soon as possible to say that he is sorry for the trouble he has caused.”

Mr Peters also questioned whether Mr Samuels should have to bear the entire legal cost of clearing his name when he had, in fact, done nothing illegal.

“Perhaps Mr Prebble could work out some arrangement with his former Labour colleagues over these costs and they could make some contribution towards them.

“Mr Samuels himself might consider taking them to court to recover some of his costs,” said Mr Peters.


Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>

ALSO:

More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>

ALSO:

Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>

ALSO:

Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>

ALSO:

General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news