12 Apr 2013

GCSB decision shows nothing to investigate - PM

11:21 am on 12 April 2013

Prime Minister John Key says a decision by the Auditor-General on the appointment of Ian Fletcher as director of the Government Communications Security Bureau shows the Labour Party's claims were wrong.

The Labour Party last week asked the Auditor-General to investigate the process in which John Key rang Mr Fletcher to ask him to apply for the job.

In a statement on Thursday the Office of the Auditor-General said while the process initially envisaged by the State Services Commission did not eventuate, that did not require investigation.

Speaking from Beijing, Mr Key said the Auditor-General's decision not to investigate shows he acted above board and there is nothing to investigate.