Saturday, June 16, 2012

Judith Collins is allegedly misusing departmental websites to promote National...


Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins should stop using her own department's website to promote the National Party and to solicit donations, says Labour's ethnic MPs Rajen Prasad and Raymond Huo.
"The Office of Ethnic Affairs website directs visitors to link through to Judith Collins' National Party website which contains a section where people can donate money and sign up to the Party," said Rajen Prasad.
"That is completely inappropriate. Judith Collins should keep her Party activities separate from her Ministerial responsibilities."
"The Minister has not maintained a particularly high profile at ethnic events and functions since taking on the job. She mostly leaves her Parliamentary Private Secretary Melissa Lee to deputise for her," said Raymond Huo.
"That's a real shame because ethnic communities are very keen to have a direct relationship with the Minister. Perhaps that's what Judith Collins should concentrate on rather than chasing up political donations through the Ethnic Affairs website."
The Labour MPs are asking the Minister to remove the link to the National Party from the Ethnic Affairs website immediately.
"The Minister is taking the ethnic community for granted as similar links do not appear in the websites of her other departments or Ministries as far we can tell," said Rajen Prasad.
"John Key says he has set a high standard for his Ministers. He should enforce them when it comes to Judith Collins," said Raymond Huo.
Find the link on the Ethnic Affairs website below:

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