Everyday as more information comes out on the actions of Taito Phliip Field, his actions appear more and more indefensible. However the PM has no problems at all with a Minister of the Crown acting in such an unethical way. It really is proof that her standards are non existant. I mean she hasn’t even called for any sort of inquiry.
The Minister’s wife has contradicted her husband on whether he was employed. And it is estimated that Field got $20,000 worth of work in exchange for paying $54 a week.
We also have comment that it is almost unheard of for a declined refugee application to then be given a work permit.
Tony Ryall sums it up by saying “You simply can’t have ministers arranging work permits for people who work for them”.
You can’t, except when Helen Clark says so it seems.