Telecom Leak traced to PM's office

By Steve Biddle, in , posted: 16-May-2006 17:06

So much for Helen Clark's denials that it was her office.

"The State Services Commissioner has just revealed Michael Ryan - a messenger employed by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - passed government plans to unbundle the local loop to Telecom"


I wonder how's she's going to explain herself now after pointing fingers at everybody else?

On the 13th she was in denial that it was her office (http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3666315a10,00.html) yet apparently the person had been identificed by then. Who's telling the truth?





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Comment by tonyhughes, on 16-May-2006 17:13

hmmm... truth.... parliament.... roll out those oxymorons Mr Biddle...


Comment by freitasm, on 16-May-2006 17:17

Where did you get this information from?


Author's note by sbiddle, on 16-May-2006 17:18

I've just been told that the "Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet" isn't actually Helen's office but that of the whole cabinet so she may have actually been telling the truth afterall! :-)


Author's note by sbiddle, on 16-May-2006 17:20

Was announced on 5pm news and NewsTalkZB site has info it at timed at 16:56


Author's note by sbiddle, on 16-May-2006 17:21

Was announced on 5pm news and NewsTalkZB site has info it at timed at 16:56


Comment by juha, on 16-May-2006 17:29

Well, I have to call bullshit on that. A messenger boy getting his hands on sensitive documents and handing them over to Telecom just like that? Tui Moment!


Comment by freitasm, on 16-May-2006 17:31

Interesting... How a messenger would know the importance of such documents?


Author's note by sbiddle, on 16-May-2006 18:22

The Herald story says a lot more http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=1&ObjectID=10382094


Comment by juha, on 16-May-2006 22:03

My mate David Slack's blogged about it: http://www.publicaddress.net/default,3178.sm SSC report here: http://www.ssc.govt.nz/display/document.asp?docid=5353&PageType=toc&displaytype=pf


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