New Ombudsman opinion on John Banks' electoral funding
New Ombudsman opinion
The Ombudsman has released
his opinion that the public interest requires release of the
majority of the statement given by John Banks to the Police.
The statement relates to alleged irregularities in electoral
funding donations for the 2010 Auckland Super City Mayoral
election. Information from the statement will be released on
the Ombudsman’s recommendation, but only after the
relevant court proceedings have been concluded, to protect
Mr Banks’ right to a fair trial. You can read Professor
Paterson’s opinion here.
© Scoop Media
Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Policy Resurgence, And Alex Chilton
For much of this year, almost all the diversity in politics has been down at the retail end, where apparent differences reside in the tone, and in details. Up at the wholesale end – in the economic settings that drive the engine of politics – the story has been of convergence, exemplified by Labour and the Greens signing up to the Budget Responsibility Rules...
However, and only three months out from the election, there is finally some genuine good news. Twice this week, Labour has released policy that has well and truly gotten up the nose of the sort of lobby groups that it has spent most of 2017 trying to cultivate. More>>