Peter Ellis had won with a complaint to the BSA in regards to allegations RNZ aired.
The BSA ruled that RNZ seriously breached standards of fairness and balance in broadcasting anonymous allegations of very serious criminal but unspecified offending in such a way they would have been impossible to defend. The allegations were not substantiated nor critically examined.
The Ellis case will, in years to come, be regarded as an injjustice on the same scale as Arthu Allan Thomas. Phill Goff has refused to have a full royal commission into this case. One of the unintended but beneficial side effects of a National victory next year, is that it is likely there will finally be a full investigation into the Ellis case, and associated issues.