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PM’s Post-Cabinet Press Conference Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 Scoop Video + Audio + Photos : Press conference held after today’s cabinet meeting – Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012 By Alastair Thompson
PM’s Post-Cabinet Press Conference Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012
Scoop Video + Audio + Photos: Press conference held after today’s cabinet meeting – Wednesday, 25 Jan 2012
By Alastair Thompson
Prime Minister John Key at today’s press conference See more images below
- Scoop Audio (25 Minutes): Prime Minster John Key’s Post Cabinet Press Conference
– PM briefly outlined today’s cabinet meeting and indicated he will be delivering a significant speech tomorrow laying out the Government’s plans for 2012.
– PM answered extensive Questions regarding the Overseas Investment Office decision – which is expected to be announced shortly – on the controversial sale of the Crafar farms to Chinese interests. The decision – if positive for the Chinese bidders – will likely be litigated by a consortium of interests associated with Michael Fay.
– PM answered extensive questions on Kim Dotcom Megaupload case.
– PM answered some questions from Scoop’s Alastair Thompson on the New Zealand on Air board member (also John Key’s electorate chairman and the National Party’s northern region deputy chairman) Stephen McElrea’s complaints about a child poverty documentary (See… NZ On Air Independence & TV3 Poverty Doco: OIA Documents and Tom Frewen: NZ on Air Spooked by Political Interference )
– PM said he did not expect that he would release his tax return in the same way that Mitt Romney is being forced to do in the United States.
– PM answered some questions on the global financial crisis impacts on NZ budgets indicating that there would be information on this in his speech tomorrow.
– PM answered some questions on Christchurch City Council and earthquake insurance issues.
- Scoop Video (25 Minutes): Youtube Video on demand of Prime Minister John Key’s press conference today.
Prime Minister’s Press Conference – Video
- Scoop Image:More images from today’s PM’s press conference.