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Telecom New Zealand Cleared Over Leaked Government Document

Posted on 16-May-2006 17:14 by Tony Hughes | Filed under: News


Telecom New Zealand today welcomed the release of the State Services Commissionís report that concluded that neither Telecom nor its employee, Peter Garty were at fault in receiving a copy of the document outlining the government's plans to announce unbundling of the local loop (LLU) in the upcoming budget later this month.

Both Telecom and Mr Garty were passive recipients of the document, which they had not sought.

The State Services Commission report also concluded that when Mr Garty received a copy of the document he was placed in a compromised position and that he acted reasonably in seeking advice from Telecom's internal lawyers.

Telecom says the company co-operated totally with this inquiry and will co-operate fully with any further inquiry into the matter.