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The MFAT leak report: what they're saying

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 23/06/2016


* "Publication of a flawed report caused significant damage to Mr Leask's reputation and resulted in serious, unwarranted and adverse professional, personal and financial consequences for him" - Ombudsman Ron Paterson

* "I accept that the way in which the investigation dealt with Mr Leask could have been better" - State Services Commissioner Iain Rennie

* "The 2013 findings against me and against other MFAT staff have been rubbished. It is good to have the slur on my reputation removed" - former diplomat Derek Leask

* "Clearly people need to take some learnings from it, but I don't think it's terminal in terms of [Dame Paula Rebstock's] capacity to do work for the government" - Prime Minister John Key

* "The finding that the inquiry exceeded its terms of reference and the fact that it ignored highly relevant evidence paints a picture of a kangaroo court" - Labour's state services spokesman Kris Faafoi

* "This is further evidence that Paula Rebstock is being paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to pursue the government's agenda at the expense of justice, fairness and good process" - Green Party global affairs spokesman Kennedy Graham

* "[Mr Leask] was forced to defend himself repeatedly against accusations which were false, and we are pleased this review vindicates him" - PSA national secretary Glenn Barclay.

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