Read this about what Ministerial Services had to do, just to check if it could put a Minister’s press release up on the Beehive website:
Brendan Boyle, Secretary of Internal Affairs, revealed that his department had sought legal advice on how to handle press statements put out by ministers’ offices since the new law.
He said an in-house legal team had provided the advice, with involvement from Crown Law, the Parliamentary Service and the State Services Commission.
That good old law of common sense strikes again. I mean seriously lawyers from four agencies to set up guidelines on press releases going on a website!Tags: Electoral Finance Act, Internal Affairs, Ministerial Services