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Why Paula Bennett Is Not Fit To Be A Minister


Last night’s Close Up and Campbell Live both debated Social Welfare Minister Paula Bennett’s decision to publish details of the benefits received by two women who have gone public with their criticisms of the government’s cuts to the Training Incentive Allowance.

There are two issues here: Was it appropriate for a Minister of the Crown to publish personal details relating to the benefits paid to clients of her department without first seekingĀ  their permission or informing them of her intention? And did her action amount to a breach of the Privacy Act? Read the rest of this entry »