Paula Bennett 'a leaker' - Greens
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 9:18a.m.
By 3 News online staff
A major privacy issue discovered at Work and Income New Zealand this week is continuing to dog the Government, and now the Green Party is on the attack.
Party co-leader Meteria Turei says the Government department had ample opportunity to fix the issue before it was made public but did not.
“WINZ was told three times that there was problems with those kiosks and didn’t investigate any of those claims properly and in fact potentially defamed one of the agencies that they got in to look at those issues,” she told Firstline this morning.
Ms Turei says the Government has made significant cutbacks in the IT support for departments, which may have contributed to privacy issues – but says ministers are responsible too.
“Paula Bennett is a leaker. She leaks personal information about private citizens because they question her authority,” Ms Turei says, “If she is setting a culture that says leaking is a legitimate activity and disrespectful privacy is a legitimate activity then the whole organisation will have that same culture and I think that’s part of the problem.”
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28/10/2012 10:53:57 p.m.
Equality of life in order to be able to substain a nurtable lifestyle within NZ, where we are able to take care of our children together, not to be set up for an expected failure, make those changes so that my children are given the protection and care that they so deserved to receive, including their families. Thank you so much for making this reality for me, we are special people, who just want to love one another for being who we are an embracing culture in aotearoa, (NZ)
26/10/2012 11:54:35 p.m.
this is bad we need a snap election to sort this huge mess put. paula bennett is going down the same path of how ACC treat Claimants, picking on the vulrable and people that cant fight back , come on kiwis lets stick together time to unite and sort this out
25/10/2012 11:11:04 a.m.
Give me her job. I would do a FAR better job of it. She is so out of touch with how things really are it is laughable. just because she was on a benefit does not mean she has an idea of life and reality across the board. She is a muppet and a critter. And if any, and I mean any part of my details and our situation ever gets "leaked" or as she has done in the past, deliberately given out to the media, I will own her in 2 seconds. What she did was so far over the line that she would have needed a compass to cross back. She would want to be very careful with peoples information. If she is using these tactics, then that is blackmail and bullying/intimidation... is that what we as NZers put up with? Why have people stopped protesting and MAKING our Govt/pollies change their ways. WE elect them, WE CAN do something about it.
20/10/2012 5:23:44 p.m.
She can get those 'lbl pads' for that problem ?!
18/10/2012 2:49:12 p.m.
Is this national parties latest scam to get unemployed numbers down or what. Starting to wonder if by not fixing the privacy issues and putting peoples lives at risk its not just another ploy to cut the figures. Who the hell would feel safe in nz. Hang on we will just distort the figures and oops, the mongrel mob found where you are. You may be safer in oz. No wonder kiwis are leaving in droves. Makes for great national figures though in drops on bene numbers. All partys should be pushing for a vote of no confidence in the govt. Not just one lone politician. Why are the opposition not able to show the public that they are able to work together on these issues. We all know they feel the same way. Even Peter Dunne would have to admit this is one of the biggest cockups in record.
18/10/2012 11:33:16 a.m.
Makes one suddenly realize if she got to where she is today by being a "nark" for perks in her benefit days.Her behaviour now shows she really climbed the ladder to power by back stabbing friends and acquaintances in days gone by. In the end ,the perfect drone for the likes of the National party.
18/10/2012 11:26:33 a.m.
Why does anyone thing John key went to hollywood for, we should just rename the place Disney Land, run by shysters and cartoons. Snap election please, we need a clean out.
18/10/2012 10:18:33 a.m.
Can some thing be done about Paula's tendency for leakage... Well I guess that Depends
18/10/2012 9:35:52 a.m.
Meteria is right. This govt has stigmatised anyone who is on a benefit or ACC or facing problems. They tell others to "take responsibility" but they never do. Paula Bennett is a leaker and nasty with it, John Key is asleep at the wheel and changes his story every time he is asked a question, John Banks suffers from dementia, Parata is on her second major mess-up, not to mention the whole asset sale fiasco. Can't get much worse.
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