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

 


Leak of broadband Cabinet paper

16 May 2006

Leak of broadband Cabinet paper

Prime Minister Helen Clark said today that she has received the State Services Commissioner's report into the leak of the broadband Cabinet paper and its finding that it was the result of dishonest behaviour by a single employee.

"The report makes it clear this leak was a result of dishonest behaviour from a person employed at a low level in a government department. He was a messenger in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

"I am advised that employee has now been dismissed and the matter is being referred to the police by the State Services Commission.

"The Chief Executive of DPMC has offered me his full apology. He offered his resignation. I have not accepted it on the ground that it is not appropriate for a senior public servant's career to be ended by the dishonesty of a low level employee. It is clear that the systems in place for document handling have been in place for many years and there is no evidence they have been abused before.

"I expect the system to be reviewed in the wake of this report, but I accept that the best system will not thwart blatant dishonesty," Helen Clark said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

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:

Corrections Corrected: Supreme Court Rules On Release Dates

Corrections has always followed the lawful rulings of the Court in its calculation of sentence release dates. On four previous occasions, the Court of Appeal had upheld Corrections’ practices in calculating pre-sentence detention. 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>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news