The Standard on Lee

The Standard has obtained documents under the OIA from NZ on Air, relating to Melissa Lee and NZ on Air. They show that Melissa was aware of the issue back in May 2009.

If the issue was known about that far back, it is bad political management to have it unresolved for so long. If I was an MP, and found out that there may be some money to be repaid to a government agency, I would ensure the matter was dealt with in days or weeks, not months. And then do a media release announcing the repayment, and what caused it. That is far superior to having the information come out through the media.