Grant Robertson forgets his time under Clark

The government is investigating leaks by Labour rats weasels moles sympathisers in Public Service.

Grant Robertson is aghast and filled with faux outrage;

Labour’s state services spokesman Grant Robertson said the leaks were a result of the Government’s secrecy about important public issues, and that it needed to look at its own handling of them instead of starting a “witch-hunt”.

In relation to public sector restructuring, he said the Government had not even talked to key stakeholders involved in areas affected by the proposed mergers in the state sector.

“Mucking around with agencies like the Food Safety Authority and Archives New Zealand” had far-reaching consequences for the public, which didn’t appear to be having a say, Mr Robertson said.

He said he understood the investigations had been underway for more than a week and appeared to be a result of pressure from ministers.

“Given the Government’s handling of these issues it is not surprising that public servants want to blow the whistle.

“The Government is serial leaker of information when it suits them. They need to take a good look in the mirror, rather than wasting resources on a witch-hunt of these whistleblowers.”

But Grant forgets that there is a thing called Google and they even have handy graphics to aid with searchs of a particular item, like…oh I don’t know…uhmmmm…maybe something like “State Services Commission leaks investigation“. Grant worked in the Prime Minister’s office until 2005. How come all these stories weren’t a waste of government resources pursuing a witch-hunt.

2001
Nov 29, 2001 – The inquiry, ordered by Defence Minister Mark Burton, is under the authority of the State Services Commission and is part of a wider investigation into the leaking of defence force information. It is being carried out by Wellington lawyer Douglas White QC and former secretary of
From Army PR man called before inquiryRelated web pages
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2004
Feb 26, 2004 – Queen’s Counsel Kit Toogood will conduct the inquiry for the State Services Commission into the leaking of legal documents from Helen Clark’s Mt Albert electorate office, but his questioning is limited to the role of Immigration and electorate office workers.
From Opposition predicts ‘whitewash’ in leaked-letter inquiryRelated web pages
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And how about all these stories after his time but still under the control of the Heleban in Clarkistan.

2006 May 5, 2006 – Telecom has finished its own investigation into the leak of the document. Public affairs manager John Goulter says Telecom has carried out its internal investigation and passed the results on to the State Services Commission. Goulter says the investigation was comprehensive and reaches
From Telecom profit plungesRelated web pages
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May 8, 2006 – Last night, Telecom spokesman John Goulter would not comment on whether the report names the leak, but said it was comprehensive and would aid the SSC’s investigation. The SSC inquiry will have the powers to summon witnesses and request evidence from Telecom as well as other Government
From Leak not from my office, says ClarkRelated web pages
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May 8, 2006 – However, he said Telecom’s inquiry reached “firm conclusions” and he believed the SSC’s investigation would be “quite swift” as a result. The SSC will not comment on that aspect. A spokeswoman said today it would be a “fair and thorough” process. Prime Minister Helen Clark,
From Telecom leak inquiry could be swiftRelated web pages
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May 12, 2006 – National is calling for the State Services Commission to reveal where the mole who leaked sensitive information about Telecom was employed. National’s deputy leader Gerry Brownlee says the investigation is useless without clarifying where the leak came from.
From Broadband mole identifiedRelated web pages
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May 13, 2006 – “I would like to thank the various parties, including Telecom, for their swift co-operation with the investigation process,” he said. Telecom is thought to have told the State Services Commission the name of the leaker. The National Party is pointing the finger at the Beehive,
From Speculation rife as telco leak caughtRelated web pages
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May 16, 2006 – The State Services Commissioner, Mark Prebble today released the findings of the State Services Commission investigation into the leak of a Cabinet paper to Telecom. Mark Prebble said the Cabinet paper was taken by Mr Michael Ryan, a Messenger employed by the Department of the Prime
From SSC Investigation Into Telecom LeakRelated web pages
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May 24, 2006 – He does not accept the conclusion of a State Services Commission report which exonerated Mr Garty, and Telecom, from blame in receiving a Cabinet United Future holds the balance of power on the commerce select committee, which could conduct its own investigation into the leak.
From Telecom leak man rejects Clark’s attackRelated web pages
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Grant is being a hypocrite, which is a shame because he is actually a nice bloke, and smart as well, in fact he probably is the new Brains Trust of the Labour Party, they just don’t know yet because the old warhorses are still supping at the trough.


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