Thursday, March 29, 2012

Draw your own conclusions

Today in Question Time, ACC Minister Judith Collins was asked the following:

When was the email she received between 12 March 2012 and 18 March 2012 from Michelle Boag concerning Bronwyn Pullar and the involvement of both in a meeting over a mass privacy breach first printed by her or a staff member in her office?
Collins refused to answer on the basis that it was "not in the public interest" for her to do so. Similarly she refused to answer the following:
In whose custody and control was the copy or copies of the email that was made in her office placed?

What instructions did she give to any staff in her office, or any ACC staff member, in relation to the Michelle Boag email or any copy of it?

What inquiries has she made about how the email or a copy of it made it into the hands of the media, including social media?

These are all questions which go to the heart of the leak and Collins' reaction to it. A Minister who had nothing to hide in this matter would answer them, openly and honestly. Collins did not. You can draw your own conclusions from that.