7 Dec 2018

'Is this thing on?' - politics, ethics of recording

From Morning Report, 8:42 am on 7 December 2018

Politicians believe a series of secret recordings being made public are more a sign of bad working relationships, than a worrying upward trend. Former staff of National MP Maggie Barry's are the latest to send secret recordings to the media, which follows the Labour MP Louisa Wall being recorded using strong language against a group of radical feminists at an Auckland Pride Parade meeting. The most high profile recent case, was National MP Jami-Lee Ross actively releasing recordings of National leader Simon Bridges. Political reporter Gia Garrick asked MPs if they're worried about this becoming commonplace.