Has Labour heard of Conflict of Interest?

In most western democracies it is common practice to exempt yourself from votes that you may appear to have a conflict of interest.

Certainly that was the defence mounted by Helen Clark in talking about her dear husband blantant dipping into the Marsden Fund whilst sitting on the same panel that gave him the money.

Well the same may very well apply to the "validating" legislation about to be rammed through the house. Surely every Labour, NZ First and United Future MP stand to "benefit" from passing such legislation. Theoretically and realistically they actually need to declare a conflict of interest in the vote and thus absent themselves…..whoopsy, it is a confidence issue, there goes the government.

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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.