12 Nov 2018

Shane Jones omits 61 meetings, blames admin error

From Morning Report, 6:47 am on 12 November 2018

The Regional Development Minister Shane Jones says he's to blame for an administrative error which saw 61 meetings he had, left out of answers to 20 written parliamentary questions from the National Party. He went back and corrected them on October 16, but the scale of the error has concerned the National MP Paul Goldsmith who says Mr Jones should have better oversight than that. Mr Goldsmith told political reporter Gia Garrick it's worrying the Minister responsible for the largest ever Provincial Growth Fund can be so flippant about who he's meeting with, and why.