Prime Minister, Chris Hipkins, today released the terms of reference for a review into former Minister, Stuart Nash’s ministerial communications with donors.
“The review will be carried out by the Secretary of the Cabinet and is expected to report back in two months,” the PM said.
“It will look at whether there were other breaches of Cabinet collective responsibility or confidentiality, or perceived or actual conflicts of interest in communications he had with people and entities who made declared donations to his 2017 or 2020 electorate campaigns.”
Communications in scope of the review are those by letter, email, text message, WhatsApp or Signal between 26 October, 2017 and 28 Match, 2023 when Mr Nash held ministerial portfolios.
“New Zealand should rightly be proud of our open and accessible government. I hope these measures will go some way to further increase transparency and the integrity of government,” said Mr Hipkins.