8 Nov 2017

Winston Peters launches legal action over pension payments

From Morning Report, 7:36 am on 8 November 2017

As we have been reporting this morning Winston Peters has launched legal action over the leaking of his superannuation over-payments during the election campaign. Mr Peters is seeking a disclosure of documents from numerous former National Government Ministers, their staff and two journalists. They include the former Prime Minster and National Party leader Bill English, his deputy Paula Bennett and the senior ministers Steven Joyce and Anne Tolley. The chief executive of the Ministry of Social Development Brendan Boyle is also included. Newsroom's Tim Murphy was one of two journalists served papers yesterday. He says "Winston Peters' lawyers signed papers seeking legal action the day before the election". Electoral law expert Graeme Edgeler is in the Wellington studio with his analysis.