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Scoop Coverage: Resignation Over Vance Phone Records

Published: Fri 2 Aug 2013 01:37 PM
Wellington.Scoop: Sudden Resignation Of Parliamentary Service Manager

The head of the Parliamentary Service, Geoff Thorn, has resigned following a growing controversy over the release of a DomPost journalist’s phone records to a ministerial inquiry into the leak of a spy agency report.
Radio New Zealand reports that the Speaker David Carter said he accepted the resignation with some regret, as during his tenure Mr Thorn had overseen a significant improvement to the operation of Parliamentary Service.
However, Mr Carter says both he and Mr Thorn acknowledge that the confidence in Parliamentary Service has been undermined by events in recent weeks, and as general manager Mr Thorn accepts responsibility for this. His last day will be on Friday. More>>
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Gordon Campbell: On The Vance Phone Scandal
Pity the poor Prime Minister. The phone records of Fairfax reporter Andrea Vance? Don’t look at him. Once again, John Key has been let down by his minions, or by the people who were misled or intimidated into compliance by his staff’s overtures, either through fear or ignorance... More>>
Rolling Coverage: Reaction To The Release Of Journalist's Phone Records
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ALSO:Gordon Campbell - Gordon Campbell on the Vance phone scandalAlastair Thompson - The Privileges Of Parliament & Peter Dunne | 500 Words - Adopting @PeterDunneMP - A Developing TwitStory | 500 WordsNewsflash - Newsflash - Parliamentary Services Boss ResignsHamish Cardwell - Scoop Rolling Coverage from Tuesday and Wednesday – Reaction to the Release of Journalist's Phone RecordsOut-Link - Emails Tabled By PM on Vances Phone Records - pdfNZ First - Key Does the Crime – Thorn Does the Time!Andrea Vance - Statement from Andrea VanceDavid Henry - Statement from David Henry in relation to the Henry InquiryLabour - PM clueless about GCSB’s snooping for Henry inquiryGreens - Private information public under National Government - Green Party welcomes investigation into intrusive powersOffice of the Clerk - Questions for Oral Answer - July 31 - Questions and Answers - Transcript of Parliament the Afternoon Journalist's Phone Records Were ReleasedMassey University - Media Commentator Calls for Civil Service to be Reined InOut-Link - Tim Watkin: Who's to blame for the abuse on Andrea Vance? | PunditEPMU - Journalists’ union condemns release of phone recordsOut-Link - Greens Question as to who released Andrea Vance's swipe card usagePrivileges Committee - Inquiry into a question of privilege regarding use of intrusive powers within the parliamentary precinctNZ Herald Out-Link - PM's chief to face hard questions - Committee to conduct public inquiry - John Armstrong - Opinion: Violation speaks ill of our democracy - Key stands clear of inquiry fallout - National - Reporter's phone records released - Editorial: PM should take care when flexing his musclesStuff.co.nz Out-Links - Parliamentary Service boss quits over phone records... - Key Won't Appear Before Privileges Committee, Talks... - Andrea Vance| Spy Scandal Journalist Speaks Out - PM's Adviser May Testify At Spy Inquiry - Tracy Watkins - Opinion: David Carter Bombshell Over Journalist's Phone Records - Vernon Small: Parliamentary Service in need of shakeup... - Key's office ordered records released - Phone Records Given to InquiryRadio NZ Out-Links - Opposition parties tell PM to front up - Opposition parties tell PM to front up - Parliamentary Service resignation doesn't surprise former PM - : Call for Speaker to act as watchdog on reporters' records - Former PM says inquiry ignored legal protection - Parliamentary Service resignation doesn't surprise former PM - : Call for Speaker to act as watchdog on reporters' records - Former PM says inquiry ignored legal protectionOut-Link - A Parliamentary Service stuff-up | KiwiblogOut-Link - N.Z. Parliament Apologizes to Reporter in Spy Agency Leak Probe - BloombergOut-Link - Andrea Vance's phone records were handed to Henry by Parliamentary Services - The StandardOut-Link - No Right Turn: Spying on journalists III
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