This week it emerged that while the Tax Working Group has disbanded, Cullen has had his contract extended by the Government.
Cabinet papers show Cullen was to be paid $1062 a day in his role as chairman of the TWG.
“We extended his appointment as the chair of the TWG to 30 June because we were aware there would be extended public discussion on the report, and this has played out,” Finance Minister Grant Robertson said in a statement.
This is outrageous. The TWG has completed its work. A final report went to Government in February. It has been disbanded.
To have taxpayers continue to fund Dr Cullen in a role which no longer exists is bad faith, especially that he is spending all his time attacking statements from National MPs.