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

 


OAG puts Govt on notice re Solid Energy

Clayton
COSGROVE
Spokesperson for SOEs
24 May 2013 MEDIA STATEMENT
OAG puts Govt on notice re Solid Energy

The Auditor General has said she wants to see ‘accountability to both Parliament and the public’ on the circumstances surrounding Solid Energy’s near-failure, says Labour’s SOEs spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove.

“I am pleased to see that the Auditor General agrees that to date there has not been sufficient accountability to the public and Parliament on Solid Energy.

“It is worth noting that the Auditor General said an inquiry does not add value only ‘at the moment’.

“I am slightly mystified as to what the other reviews she refers to are given that the Government refused to conduct a ministerial review and blocked a select committee of inquiry, Treasury appears to be doing nothing more than dumping information at the behest of the Government, and neither the KordaMentha report nor the restructuring will investigate what went wrong and why the company is $389 million in debt and 700 jobs have been lost.

“The Auditor General says she will ‘reconsider [her] position if circumstances change to such an extent that proper public accountability is undermined’.

“If there continues to be a lack of public accountability I will raise the matter with the Auditor General again,” says Clayton Cosgrove.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Departure Speech: Governor-General’s State Farewell Luncheon

"...Unfortunately I was unable to get to the Antarctic, the Chatham Islands and the Kermadecs. A dicky heart thwarted our travel to the Antarctic; and even though I volunteered to parachute into the Kermadecs to join the Young Blake expedition, time, commitments and officials frustrated my plans to visit the Kermadecs and Chathams." More>>

ALSO:

New Research: Most Homeless People Working Or Studying

“The cost of housing has been rising without corresponding increases in income, whilst the number of state houses per capita has been in decline. Many low-income people are missing out on housing, whether we recognise them as ‘homeless’ or not. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Traynor: New Offender Info Sharing Plan

“This Bill delivers on that step-change by moving away from name-based records held by individual agencies to a shared, anchor identity based on unalterable information, such as fingerprints and facial recognition. It also gives agencies access to the drivers’ licence photo database and birth, death and marriages information." More>>

  • NZ Law Foundation - New $2M fund for research on information challenges
  • Littoral: New Ship To Deliver Enhanced Naval Capability

    Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the Government has approved a Ministry of Defence and New Zealand Defence Force recommendation to request tenders for a new naval ship to support littoral operations. More>>

    July:

    After King's Labour Snub: Māori Party And Kiingitanga To Work Together

    Māori Party Co-leaders Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox met with Kiingitanga representatives in Wellington yesterday to discuss working together on key issues for the betterment of Māori. More>>

    ALSO:

    Waitangi Claim On Rehabilitation: The 'Justus' System For Māori Not Good Enough

    Closing statements at the Waitangi Tribunal case against Corrections called for immediate steps and a comprehensive review to address the high rate of Māori reoffending. More>>

    ALSO:

    Advice: PM Sets Rules For Ministers' Treatment Of Public Servants

    Prime Minister John Key has laid down the law about the way ministers and public servants should interact, saying ministers may not always like the advice they receive, but they must listen to it carefully, respectfully and professionally. More>>

    Gordon Campbell: On The Funding Changes In Special Needs Education, And Uber

    The plan to strip out the educational support for older “special needs” children in order to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in early childhood education is so miserly and relentlessly stupid as to defy belief… More>>

    SPECIAL EDUCATION (& More):

    Online Learning Plans:

    Get More From Scoop

     

    LATEST HEADLINES

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Parliament
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news