Where's the public accountability?

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Helen Clark sure knows how to pick her Ministers with three of them currently being investigated for a range of different issues.

NZPA reports that police have completed the Benson-Pope assault inquiry, but are delaying whether to lay charges or not. The article also mentiones that the investigation in Pete Hodgson’s alleged assault on a protester at a public meeting “has slowed”.

The question needing to be asked here is why has all of this only come out after the election? Considering that the Benson-Pope allegations were raised months ago, it is interesting that the police have conveniently held off on releasing the information until now.

Similar questions are being asked about Taito Phillip Field and Tiler-gate where the PM waited until after the election before she acted on the allegations made against him. Earlier this week we also saw a report of education officials being instructed to withhold information until after the election. And don’t forgetthe student loan costings that Labour unsuccessfully tried to hide.

Clark and her government have made a habit of betraying the country by continually avoding public accountability.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.