ACC move on blackmail allegations 'inadequate'

PHIL KITCHIN
Last updated 05:00 30/08/2012

Relevant offers

Politics

John Key misled Parliament John Key: No dirt has stuck to my office Spy watchdog queries report release Beehive Live: Spies and flags Apologise or resign, MPs tell Key Mfat's John Allen off to NZ Racing Board Broadband bills may rise for 20,000 Dunne calls for Iain Rennie's head Planet Key, where reality's 'contested' Controversial spy bill passes first vote

ACC has made small steps to correct false allegations of blackmail against privacy whistleblower Bronwyn Pullar.

It posted an online "addendum" yesterday to a report by two senior managers about their meeting with Ms Pullar and her supporter, Michelle Boag, in December. Their allegations that Ms Pullar demanded a guaranteed benefit for two years and threatened to withhold information if demands were not met were shown to be false.

Nonetheless, the report containing the allegations has remained on ACC's website.

Yesterday's addendum said the managers had a “perception a threat had been made” and referred the matter to police to decide if wrong-doing had taken place. “The police released their finding that ‘no offence has been disclosed' - documents relating to that decision are also available on this website.”

Ms Pullar and Ms Boag said the response was “inadequate”.

Ad Feedback

- The Dominion Post

Special offers
Opinion poll

Where do you stand on political coat-tail riding?

If it gets marginalised voices into Parliament, I'm for it.

I'm against it - if you don't get the votes, you shouldn't be there.

It's just part of the political game.

Vote Result

Related story: Voters reject riding on the coat-tails

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content