23 Mar 2018

Sage accused of interference on EPA chief scientist concerns

From Morning Report, 7:51 am on 23 March 2018

A Green Party Minister has been accused of ministerial interference and sticking her nose into staff matters at an independent authority. Eugenie Sage, who is the associate Environment Minister, insists she acted within the rules when she raised concerns with the Environmental Protection Authority about its chief scientist. The EPA's controversial chief scientist Jacqueline Rowarth resigned in February after about 15 months in the role. Political reporter Benedict Collins has more.