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What is Amy Adams’ hidden agenda?

What is Amy Adams’ hidden agenda?

Amy Adams must stop trying to hoodwink the public into believing a verbal report and release the full text of Chorus’ financial position, Labour’s associate communications and IT spokesperson Clare Curran says.

“Last week the Government sent Crown Fibre Holdings back to the negotiating table with Chorus on the basis of a verbal report from Ernst & Young. This week the report is supposed to be released and we question whether the full report will be made public because this Minister has a track record of trying to prevent scrutiny of her processes.

“Amy Adams must guarantee the report she releases this week contains the same information as the verbal report she was given by Ernst & Young last week.
“There are critical questions the Minister must answer regarding the Chorus debacle and its part in it before any renegotiations of the Chorus contract occur.

“Those questions include were any ‘understandings’ reached between Chorus and the Crown in the de-merger process of Telecom, which gave Chorus protection from a drop in copper pricing.

“Has Chorus misled the investment market and investors? If not, has the Government misled the market? Is Crown Fibre Holdings going to be given more money to negotiate with Chorus?

“The UFB roll-out is too important to get wrong and all the facts are needed. By not releasing the draft text, the public cannot be assured the Ernst & Young report was not a whitewash. Transparency is vital and the Minister is ignoring it.

“I’m astonished the Minister is being so fast and loose with her process, when there is no much at stake for Kiwi consumers.

“Labour stands by its view the Government should enforce the current contract Chorus signed up to in the knowledge that in three years’ time the Commerce Commission would change the wholesale copper price,” Clare Curran says.

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