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As expected the bus has run over Nick Smith as events spiraled out of Michelle Boag’s ability to control the spin.

He has now resigned all his portfolios. Nick Smith just told parliament that he has resigned from all his portfolios in a personal statement before the House. He tendered his resignation and the Prime Minister has accepted it.

Nick Smith conducted himself with humility and decorum, well done Nick. Unfortunately the Opposition will still heap vitriol onto him.

It is a pity that he has had to resign when he was making such progress in Local Government reform.

I guess this was what Michelle Boag meant when she said she didn’t want to embarrass Nick Smith? Well, congratulations Michelle, you just cost a man his job.

It is Michelle Boag and Bronwyn Pullar who deserve the blame for this whole issue, not Nick Smith, unfortunately it is Nick Smith who has paid the price.


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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. 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 who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

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

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