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
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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>>
Parliament Speaker David Carter has admitted a journalist's phone records were handed over in a ministerial enquiry
after earlier denying this had happened.Scoop brings you reaction from politicans, journalists and experts throughout
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