No Select Committee Inquiry into Armstrong Affair
Clayton Cosgrove - Chairperson, Finance & Expenditure Select
Today the Finance & Expenditure Select Committee
considered a proposal put forward by Rt Hon Winston Peters
for an inquiry to be held into the circumstances relating to
Dr Ross Armstrong’s resignation.
The Committee has
resolved not to undertake such an inquiry.
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Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)
Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them.
Finally, yesterday’s announcement by the Ardern government that a new state agency will be set up to assess and plan the manned re-entry to the mine (on a set timetable) goes a long way to meeting the families’ remaining request: that they be enabled, if at all possible, to bury their loved ones. More>>