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I smell another whitewash coming

Minister to get report on Key press secretary's partnerState Services Minister Annette King will get a report today on claims that the partner of National leader John Key's press secretary lost her job because of who she lived with. Madeleine Setchell got a senior job in the communications… [NZ Politics]

The treatment meted out by Labour on its "enemies" is appalling but non so far has been more appalling than the treatment dished out to Madeleine Satchell.

Annette King has ordered a report (gee those same names just keep coming up) but Cullen has already pre-empted the results of the report.

For sure Panty Slut-boy is involved in this despite his denials. He is up to his metal cock-rings and clothes pegs in making sure Madeleine Setchell got the arse.

Of course, the report will exonerate everybody, this is Labour we are talking about, so break out the buckets of whitewash. 

Hausmann joins Clark and Gollum in prediction of outcome of inquiry


I’ve been vindicated – DHB conflict man – Stuff.co.nz: New Zealand’s leading news and information website

The whitewash attempt continues, with Peter Hausmann claiming he has been vindicated despite neither the Auditor-General nor the government patsy inquiry team reporting back.

He joins Helen Clark and Gollum in their prescient ability to predict the future.

It is becoming clearer by the day that this board is completely dis-functional and beset with in-fighting that started almost immediately after Annette King broke the ministry’s own rules in appointing Peter Hausmann as a favour for her horribly conflicted husband.

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Audrey Young: Hawkes Bay whistleblower's allegations deserve investigation

Audrey Young: Hawkes Bay whistleblower's allegations deserve investigationAlarm bells should be ringing in the offices of the Auditor General and Ombudsman over the Government's response to a weekend story about a whistleblower who no longer works for the Hawkes Bay District Health Board. These independent… [NZ Politics]

Yes indeed, rumours have it that Gollum is indeed throwing his toys out of the cot over the effective gazumping of his whitewash attempt. Audrey Young outlines the lengths that Gollum has gone to ensure it doesn't get investigated by thee Auditor-General.

[quote]"I feel anxious about troubling the Auditor-General over something which is almost nothing".

In the next breath it was serious enough to get three people on the case – the leading member of the review group being the current chairman of another DHB, who is appointed by the Government and answerable ultimately to Hodgson.

The terms of reference released on Tuesday were disturbing as well.[/quote]

These are the same terms of reference that so concerned the board itself that they passed a resolution asking, nay, begging the Auditor-general to investigate with a much wider scope. 

The A-G should indeed look into this. 

 

No inquiry needed, Clark doubts any wrong-doing

Clark doubts DHB wrongdoing in Hausmann affairPrime Minister Helen Clark says she will be surprised if an inquiry into conflict of interest allegations at Hawke's Bay District Health Board (DHB) finds anything wrong. Health Minister Pete Hodgson yesterday ordered an investigation… [NZ Politics]

Of course she'll be surprised, Gollum has assured the Prime Minister that he has ordered sufficient quantities of whitewash to guarantee she won't be surprised.

The inquiry will not be impartial, it will be tainted by the appointment of another Government lickspittle and a high paid lawyer. Whats the bet the DHB Chair they select will be one of the Three Ugly Sisters? That will be proof positive that the process is politically corrupt.

The terms of refernce are being set by Gollum so rest assured his prediction of "nothing untoward" and being able to lay it all to rest will come true.

Gollum himself is now hopelessly compromised after stating that there was a paper trail to show Mr Hausmann's appointment to the board "was absolutely correct and fulfilled all statutory requirements". He has contradicted his own spokeswoman who acknowledged that King, as then-health minister, did not follow the Ministry's own guidelines for appointing board members when she put Hausmann onto the board. The guidelines detail a strict "due diligence" process for health board appointments which includes an interview by a panel made up of the board chairperson, a ministry official and an iwi representative.

A critical part of the interview process focuses on conflicts of interest, and questioning of candidates "how they intend to manage any identified conflicts of interest".

So clearly something is not right when the Minister and his spokesperson are in direct contradiction. 

Of course Deareader has spoken and declared herself judge and jury and that there will be nothing, narzing to find.