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Smith to hold press conference amid ACC letter controversy

Smith to hold press conference amid ACC letter controversy

March 21 (BusinessDesk) – Embattled Local Government Minister Nick Smith will hold a press conference at 1.45pm today ahead of Question Time where his advocacy of an ACC claimant has prompted calls for his resignation.

Smith faces more questioning in the House today over his use of a ministerial letterhead in support of Bronwyn Pullar, a National Party activist who inadvertently received private ACC details of other claimants. Smith was ACC Minister at the time of his intervention.

According to media reports she tried to leverage the information in support of her own ACC claims.

Opposition parties have been calling for his resignation after the letter was made public.

(BusinessDesk)

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