Phil Kitchin (and Oskar Alley) shows his independence by revealing that Peter Dunne also gets a mention in the Meurant papers with a $5,000 donation linked to his vote on a UN fishing plan. Dunne is denying a link.
While on a much much smaller scale than Winston (who appears to have had his entire policy process for sale), even one case like this is a cause for concern.
I agree with the Greens with their call to have a commission of inquiry into the Winston Peters cash-for-policies allegations. It goes without saying that any party implicated, should also be included in the terms of reference.Tags: Oskar Alley, Peter Dunne, Phil Kitchin, Ross Meurant, Vela Family