Jane Clifton: Winner takes it all

By Jane Clifton In Politics

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22nd February, 2013
It has long been an accepted feature of being in Government that you can get away with daylight robbery provided you commit it by following the proper channels. However, what the Sky City deal tells us is that it’s now possible to get away with it even if you don’t. The extraordinary upshot of the Auditor-General’s biff-heavy report on the Government’s casino deal is that, having concluded ministers went about it the wrong way on numerous counts, our top probity official is agnostic about whether the outcome was proper. It’s hard to escape the impression that this ...

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