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Collins must resign for leaking public servants’ details

Collins must resign for leaking public servants’ details

The Public Service Association (PSA) says Ministers should not be leaking neutral public servants details so they can be attacked for partisan politics, as Judith Collins has admitted following allegations in Dirty Politics by Nicky Hager.

Glenn Barclay, PSA acting National Secretary, said “Public servants must be able to do their jobs without fear of being dragged into partisan politics,”

“Minister Collins has admitted giving the name of a Ministerial Services staffer to blogger Cameron Slater.

“After his name was released, the staff member and his family were subject to abuse and threats from commenters on the Whale Oil blog.

“Minister Collins must take responsibility for her actions and resign, her behaviour falls well below what is expected of our leaders.

“Public servants work hard every day to make New Zealand better, they aren’t political playthings for Ministers and partisan bloggers,” said Glenn Barclay.

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