Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran failed to show in Parliament today after a dismal performance during Question Time
Ms Curran requested personal leave this morning, which meant she was not available to answer questions from National MP
Melissa Lee today on what government business she had been conducting using her personal gmail account.
Ms Curran was demoted
from Cabinet and stripped of two of her portfolios last month after she failed to properly declare a meeting for the
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Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods answered on her behalf today but was unable to provide any detailed answers as
she did not have the information to hand.
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters defended Ms Curran saying, "we all have a bad day''.
The Prime Minister has asked the Cabinet office to issue guidance to ministers on the best use of personal email
accounts for government business.
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