Monday, May 21, 2012


So. Shane Jones has assured David Shearer that he did not behave corruptly in granting Bill Liu citizenship against official advice. And Shearer has accepted those assurances. Which means that if any evidence emerges that Jones has been less than honest, he should be finished (at least if Shearer has any spine).

Unfortunately, Shearer isn't exactly looking hard to make sure that evidence doesn't exist:

Although he did not have access to departmental records, he had looked at the information Mr Jones provided him from the time and "it appears that the process through which Yong Ming Yan was granted citizenship was considered and proper."
Of course, those departmental records are subject to the Official Information Act. Will Shearer's office OIA them? Because other people certainly will be...