Nov 5, 2008

Fran O'Sullivan Calls For A New Enquiry

Fran O'Sullivan today calls for a new enquiry to be launched into links between Vela family donations to political parties and voting outcomes. We agree

If New Zealand had an independent Corruption Commission, it would by now be probing allegations that a former MP turned political adviser had tried to "sell policies for cash" and various political parties had been targeted.
At issue is whether the parties named in the Dominion-Post's news stories this week - Winston Peters' New Zealand First and Peter Dunne's United Future - did in fact cross the line when former National MP Ross Meurant tried to orchestrate favours for commercial interests such as the Vela family, from whom he later sought a "top-up" while he was a taxpayer-funded adviser to NZ First.