Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters is still pursuing legal action over an alleged privacy breach in relation to details of his superannuation being leaked.
The NZ First leader confirmed papers were lodged in the Auckland High Court on Monday. He went on to say, “I can’t make any comment because it’s subjudice.”
Sources confirmed those named were Ministry of Social Development chief executive Brendan Boyle, State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes, the Attorney General on behalf of the Ministry of Social Development, and former National ministers Paula Bennett and Anne Tolley.
It is understood Peters is seeking $450,000 for the alleged privacy breach.
So the guy who is going to be Acting PM for six weeks is suing the head of the public service for $450,000 because the Commissioner followed the No Surprises policy.
Going to be rather awkward, to say the least, if the Commissioner has to deal with the Acting PM.