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The decision by the Auditor General to launch an inquiry into aspects of the Bronwyn Pullar saga that will not be examined by other investigations shows that there is more to the matter than just breaches of privacy says the Green Party.
"John Key said no further investigation was needed. The Auditor General's decision shows he was wrong," said Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman.
"We asked the Auditor General to investigate this matter, and we are glad that she has decided to do so.
"The Auditor General's decision shows that there are important matters of public interest to do with the ACC saga that are not covered by the Privacy Commissioner or police inquiries.
"It was always clear that there are matters raised by this case that are outside the scope of the other inquiries, so it is sensible the Auditor General is now looking into them.
"We are pleased the inquiry will look at the actions of the ACC board and chair which on the face of it has been questionable.
"It is critical that all the issues raised are resolved so trust in ACC can be restored."