As you know, when Natasha Fuller and Jennifer Johnston spoke up against the Key government’s cancelling of the Training Incentive Allowance, Paula Bennett tried to silence them by releasing their private information to the media.
That was a flagrant breach of her fiduciary duties as minister and the Privacy Act, and a threat to free speech.
Nonetheless, Bennett claimed that by speaking out, Fuller and Johnston had given ‘implied consent’ for their information to be released.
It’s not good enough.
Now, Timothy Grigg, who set up the ‘Bully Bennett Must Go!
‘ Facebook group has launched a petition, to be tabled in Parliament. By signing on, you are standing up for our right to free speech. You are stating that if you should speak out against a government policy that does not give express or implied consent for your personal information to be released. You are telling Bennett and bullies like her that such abuse of power is not acceptable and you will not be silenced.
Click on the image below for a full size copy of the petition form. Sign it. Send it in (it’s freepost). Show this government you won’t allow your rights to be trampled on.