Parliament

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

 

Release reports on Maori TV

Katherine Rich

National Broadcasting Spokesperson

17 May 2002

Release reports on Maori TV

It is time for the Government to come clean and release all reports on the Maori Television Service, says National's Broadcasting spokesperson Katherine Rich.

"It was revealed today that in addition to being paid $20,000 in salary, Davy has also received a $35,328 advance from MTS to purchase a vehicle and set up a home. This only adds a further salt to the public wound created by this debacle.

"The Government and Board should admit that there is absolutely no chance of taxpayers getting this money back.

"The Government is sitting on the Ernst and Young report, which it received earlier this week, as well as State Services Commission and Treasury reports on Millennium People. It is time to stop the delays and release the reports now for public scrutiny.

"The key questions aren't complex. The New Zealand public wants answers on who authorised payments of $55,000, who skipped the credit and security checks, how a fraudster like John Davy could be appointed to such an important job, and who was responsible for hiring him.

"Perhaps Michael Cullen is sitting on the reports because it's clear that Millennium People Ltd aren't the "bunch of amateurs" he said they were, and the only amateurs are from the Board and Te Puni Kokiri.

"Taxpayers are understandably fed up with this mess. They deserve answers on how millions of their dollars have been spent," said Ms Rich.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Cop Shop Top-Up: 1800 New Police Through NZ

Police Commissioner Mike Bush has today confirmed further details around the allocation of the 1800 additional officers, following a $298.8 million increase for Police in Budget 2018...

“These 1800 officers, alongside 485 support staff, will really enhance our work to keep people safe, and ensure they feel safe,” says Mr Bush. More>>

 

Human Right Commissions: Concern On Aged Care And Consent

A new report published by the Human Rights Commission raises concerns about the legal and human rights safeguards for an estimated 5000 elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities. More>>

ALSO:

Justice Reform: Andrew Little Interviewed By Corin Dann

“We’ve had thirty years of the auction of more penalties, more crime, more people in prison but it‘s not working, it’s not making us safe.” More>>

ALSO:

Greens AGM: Leadership Stands Firm On Waka Jumping Bill

The Green Party leadership have dug in their heels and will not be reversing any of the decisions they have made in government. Former MPs Jeanette Fitzsimons and Sue Bradford had hoped the caucus might be persuaded this weekend to pull its support from the waka jumping bill. More>>

ALSO:

TOP Still Going, Actually: New Leader For Opportunities Party

New leader Geoff Simmons' aim as the leader of TOP is to take the party into Parliament at the next election where it can advocate and implement progressive reform in areas including fair taxation, cannabis legalisation, affordable housing, and environmental protection. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Another Reason To Loathe HR Departments (And On The Teachers Strike)

This morning’s news item about Police emergency call centre staff turning up for work while they’re sick – because they’re afraid their sick leave statistics will be used against them, and their jobs put in jeopardy – is not an isolated case... More>>

MPs' Computers To Be Searched: Inquiry Into Leak On Simon Bridges' Expenses

An inquiry has been launched to find out who leaked the National Party's expenses to the media... Parliament's speaker, Trevor Mallard, said a Queen's Counsel would lead the inquiry with the help of an employment lawyer and also someone with forensic IT skills. More>>

ALSO:

Teachers Strike: Nationwide Rallies And Marches

Teachers and principals voted for a full day strike to be held on 15 August to send a strong message to the Government that the current collective agreement offers from the Ministry of Education would not fix the crisis in teaching. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages