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Collins too compromised to remain Justice Minister


MP for Wellington Central

27 August 2014 MEDIA STATEMENT
Collins too compromised to remain Justice Minister

Bizarre claims by Judith Collins this morning that she had been cleared of inappropriate behaviour by the Privacy Commissioner demonstrates she is too compromised to remain Justice Minister, Labour MP Grant Robertson says.

“Judith Collins has not been cleared. In fact Privacy Commissioner John Edwards hasn’t investigated her admission she leaked details of a public servant to Cameron Slater.

“The Justice Minister’s hasty backtrack when proved wrong doesn’t remove the fact she should never have said it.

“It shows how desperate Judith Collins is to clear herself in the eyes of the public that she simply plucked a completely inaccurate statement about an independent watchdog out of the air.

“Now she has admitted she was wrong, will she also admit she was wrong to leak personal details of public servant Simon Pleasants, which led to death threats against him and his family on Cameron Slater’s hateful Whale Oil blog?

“The Prime Minister must now step in. His Justice Minister is out of control. If you can’t trust the Minister of Justice, who can you trust?

“It is clear Judith Collins is no longer capable of remaining minister,” Grant Robertson says.


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