27 Jun 2019

Outgoing Treasury Secretary criticised in report

From Nine To Noon, 10:34 am on 27 June 2019

The State Services Commissioner has criticised the outgoing Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf for his handling of claims of hacking as clumsy and unreasonable. In the days before the Budget, Mr Makhlouf claimed the Treasury website had been deliberately and systematically hacked. It was later revealed the National party had used the website's search bar to obtain information from the Budget. The Commission's report has just been released by Peter Hughes. RNZ political editor Jane Patterson was at the news conference.