Green Party health spokesperson Kevin HagueFriday 03 August 2012, 10:22AM
Media release from Green Party health spokesperson Kevin
The Police may need to investigate whether or not former ACC
Chairperson John Judge has deliberately destroyed information
potentially crucial to two current investigations, Green Party ACC
spokesperson Kevin Hague said today.
ACC Minister Judith Collins has stated that in response to an
Official Information Act request that "parts of it (Mr Judge's
computer) may well have been destroyed."
"There are two separate inquiries running at present into events
that occurred while John Judge was the chair of ACC, "said Mr
"If the ACC Minister's claim that Mr Judge may have destroyed
information on his computer is found to be correct, then surely
this amounts to an offence under the Privacy Act.
"ACC's procedures about use of ACC hardware for personal use and
offsite, and official information sent to private email addresses
or private hardware need to be included in the Privacy
Commissioner's investigation which is currently underway," said Mr
"Although these issues are peripheral to the wider concerns of
about a culture of disentitlement at ACC, it is important for the
integrity of the public service that they are investigated