Corrupt and Fraudulent Practices
Tuesday December 11, 2018

Corrupt and Fraudulent Practices

Sunday, 11 February 2018 05:19

Human Rights Commission chief financial officer Kyle Stutter faced disciplinary action for sexually harassing a young intern. Human Rights Commission finance boss sexually harasses young intern, keeps job

A young American woman cut short her internship at the Human Rights Commission after she was groped by the organisation's chief financial officer at a work party. The commission investigated a sexual harassment complaint against Kyle Stutter, which resulted in disciplinary action. However, three months on, he remains employed there as chief financial officer. The intern says she trusted the commission to look after her; instead, she felt the complaints process and the attempts to gag her became all about "protecting the organisation".
Thursday, 26 November 2015 06:41

Police withholding information to avoid embarrassing govt, says O'Connor

Police and other government departments are reluctant to hand over public information because of potential embarrassment to politicians, says Police Association president Greg O'Connor. "Anyone who is dealing with the public sector at the moment - there tends to be an attitude of making people work very hard for their Official Information Act information," he said. Mr O'Connor spoke out after a police research contract was made public showing academics were being forced to accept strict conditions before getting information for research. The contract told researchers they would go on a "blacklist" if they failed to show a draft, work…
Saturday, 06 December 2014 12:57

Feeley: Collins clearance 'inevitable'

Former Serious Fraud Office boss Adam Feeley says it was inevitable the Chisholm inquiry would clear the behaviour of former cabinet minister Judith Collins. Last week, government inquiry head High Court judge Justice Lester Chisholm reported there was no evidence linking former Ms Collins with a blog campaign to undermine the former SFO chief executive. In August, in the lead-up to the election, Ms Collins resigned her ministerial portfolios after an October 2011 email from Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater emerged claiming she was "gunning" for Mr Feeley while justice minister.
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 17:17

Did Collins cover up Slater’s OIA requests?

Did Collins cover up Slater’s OIA requests? Disgraced former Cabinet Minister Judith Collins must explain why she appears to have tried to hide Official Information Act requests she fulfilled for Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater, Labour MP Megan Woods says. “New documents obtained by Labour show Judith Collins did not log OIA requests from Cameron Slater that were completed by her office on December 21 2012 and February 12 2013.
Saturday, 30 August 2014 06:44

Complaint turns up heat on Collins

An ACC whistleblower has complained to the privacy commissioner alleging Cabinet minister Judith Collins leaked confidential but false details to WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater. Bronwyn Pullar filed her complaint after reading in Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics claims of Slater giving a friend - a former sex worker - false details about Pullar that the blogger said he got after speaking to Collins. Privacy Commissioner John Edwards, whose office is overseen by Collins as the justice minister, said yesterday that he was assessing the complaint.
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 08:47

Hundreds cut costs with car rego rort

Hundreds of motorists are falsely registering their cars as ambulances, avoiding paying more than $200 in fees. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) said 2681 vehicles were registered as ambulances, as at July. But St John and Wellington Free Ambulance services have only 705 registered ambulances between them - meaning up to 1976 private vehicles could be falsely registered.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014 08:04

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.…
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