8 Nov 2019

Winston Peters' case 'scandalous and improper': Crown lawyer

From Morning Report, 7:39 am on 8 November 2019

Winston Peters' case against top civil servants has been labelled "scandalous and improper" by none other than a lawyer acting for the Crown.

The Deputy Prime Minister is suing a host of figures over an alleged privacy breach; among them, the State Services Commissioner and the former head of the Ministry of Social Development.

Their lawyer Victoria Casey has begun mounting a defence at the High Court in Auckland and will continue today.

RNZ's deputy political editor Craig McCulloch has been following the case.