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Where is Jason Ede?

Written By: - Date published: 10:54 am, September 8th, 2014 - 19 comments
Categories: accountability, blogs, brand key, David Farrar, democracy under attack, election 2014, john key, national, news, slippery, telecommunications - Tags:

A significant element in the fallout from Dirty Politics, is the apparent disappearance of Jason Ede, a staffer at the PM’s office in the past.  We are told they he now works for the National Party.  The fact the he hasn’t fronted up to answer questions about his role as alleged in Dirty Politics, suggests a bit of a cover up. Selwyn Manning has posted a request for Ede to contact him or other journalists.

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Some people believe that the remaining unpublished emails that were given to Matt Nippert, Patrick Gower and David Fisher, implicate Jason Ede (and hence the PM’s office) in the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.  The VRWC are a self named group of National Party people and associates, that seeded smear/attack stories against their opponents in blogs such as that of Whale Oil and Kiwiblog.  These were then picked up by mainstream media outlets in a coordinated and covert and anti-democratic campaign.

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Felix Marwick of Newstalk ZB reported this morning,

The Prime Minister may be forced to disclose who in his office was briefed about the release of SIS information to blogger Cameron Slater.

Last month Newstalk ZB released papers that indicated Mr Key had been directly briefed about the 2011 release that centred on information about SIS briefings given to then Labour leader Phil Goff.

In response to this, Key made his barely credible claim that when Warren Tucker (former SIS director) said he briefed the PM, it meant he briefed his office, and not necessarily the PM personally.

Marwick continues:

Newstalk ZB’s asked the Office of the Ombudsman to investigate this decision, a request the Chief Ombudsman has agreed to.

They are seeking a response from the Prime Minister by the end of this week.

And the Chief Ombudsman is also poised to look at the activities of the offices of both John Key and former Cabinet Minister Judith Collins and email correspondence passed on by them to right wing bloggers.

That investigation will centre on information passed on directly, as well as information passed from both offices to National Party staffer Jason Ede.

Whatever unpublished Rawshark emails are held by the NZ Herald, 3 News and Fairfax journalists, there will need to be further investigations into the people implicated in the emails, and Hager’s Dirty Politics book.

A full, wide ranging independent inquiry is needed.  it requires a Royal Commission.

And the best way to ensure this is to change the government this election.

Integrity, and a transparently non-corrupt government should be at the heart of democratic governance.  It is an election issue:

Keep calm vote left

 

 

19 comments on “Where is Jason Ede?”

  1. Tom Jackson 1

    If it were a Labour staffer, he would be being hounded by the media every day until he talked.

    I wonder if he’s staying at John Key’s Hawaiian place.

    • Tigger 1.1

      +1 – there would have been a Where’s Jason? banner on the front page of the Herald every day he was still at large.

    • Chris 1.2

      That’d be a fatal mistake for key if it got out – which it would – and which is why he probably isn’t there. But would be wonderful if he was.

  2. Ffloyd 2

    I thought Hawaii as well.

  3. redfred 3

    Patrick Gower named Collins was Mp of the year 2012

    http://www.3news.co.nz/opinion/patrick-gower/politician-of-the-year-judith-crusher-collins-2012121710#ixzz2FG5eMZqN

    Either he is on the vrwc or is just stupid and lazy journo

    • ghostwhowalksnz 3.1

      Goodness , this is totally uncalled for. You are imitating the worst parts of the Oily Orca

  4. Tracey 4

    sigh

    I wish this could happen, but am losing faith. Given the attacks on clark, both personal and professional, paintgate and the frothing by nats, act and media over her non role in the peters/glenn thing, I cant help but believe if this were a labour govt, the GG might have stepped in and dissolved it.

    • ghostwhowalksnz 4.1

      Thats quite a ridiculous claim to make. Not in a million years. Hes not a Mike Hosking with a fancy uniform.

      • Tracey 4.1.1

        whitlam was dissolved for, and on, much less and the media would have been savage in reverse based on their attitude to clark from 2007.

        • Rich 4.1.1.1

          I guess it would depend on whether Clark attempted to raise loans from Iran…..

          • Tracey 4.1.1.1.1

            Edward Gough Whitlam AC, QC (/ˈɡɒf ˈwɪtləm/ born 11 July 1916) is an Australian politician who was the 21st Prime Minister of Australia from 1972 to 1975 and the Leader of the Labor Party from 1967 to 1977. Whitlam led Labor to power for the first time in 23 years at the 1972 election; he went on to win the 1974 election before being controversially dismissed by Governor-General Sir John Kerr at the climax of the 1975 Australian constitutional crisis. Whitlam remains the only Australian Prime Minister to have his commission terminated in that manner.

            Whitlam was first elected to Parliament in 1952, representing Werriwa in the House of Representatives. He became Deputy Leader of the Labor Party in 1960, and in 1967, after the retirement of Arthur Calwell, he was elected Leader and became the Leader of the Opposition. After narrowly losing the 1969 election, Whitlam led Labor to victory at the 1972 election after 23 years of continuous Liberal-Country Coalition Government.

            The Whitlam Government implemented a large number of new programs and policy changes, including the elimination of military conscription and criminal execution, institution of universal health care and fee-free university education, and the implementation of legal aid programs. With the Opposition-controlled Senate delaying passage of laws, Whitlam called a double-dissolution election in 1974 which he went on to win, albeit with a slightly reduced majority. However, the Opposition continued to control the Senate, and after becoming emboldened by government scandals and a flagging economy, began to challenge Whitlam again. In late 1975, the Senate prevented the progress of appropriation bills, thus denying the Government supply. Whitlam refused to back down, arguing that his elected Government was being held to ransom by the Senate. The crisis ended on 11 November, when Governor-General Sir John Kerr controversially dismissed Whitlam and commissioned Opposition Leader Malcolm Fraser as caretaker Prime Minister. Labor lost the subsequent election by a landslide.

          • Tracey 4.1.1.1.2

            Iran in 1972…

            That would have been the Shah, ally of the western world

            • Rich 4.1.1.1.2.1

              Yes, I was trying to give a contemporary allegory.

              One of the reasons (I think you probably realise) that Whitlam was sacked was because his government were going to the Arab oil producers and talking loans. Kirk dies in government, Whitlam gets sacked and we get the Nugan Hand bank as compensation.

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nugan_Hand_Bank

        • ghostwhowalksnz 4.1.1.2

          Whitlam couldnt get his budget passed !

          You dont seem to checked the legal situation.

          The Governor General was given specfic powers in the Australian Constitution

          In Australia, however, the powers are explicitly given to the Governor-General in the Constitution;
          it is their use that is the subject of convention.[15]

          The reserve powers are:

          The power to dissolve (or refuse to dissolve) the House of Representatives. (Section 5 of the Constitution)
          The power to dissolve Parliament on the occasion of a deadlock. (Section 57)
          The power to withhold assent to Bills. (Section 58)
          The power to appoint (or dismiss) Ministers. (Section 64)

          Wikipedia

          None of these powers are given to the NZ GG specifically and as we dont have two houses of parliament would never occur

          • redfred 4.1.1.2.1

            Nope thats Geffory Palmers take on it other NZ constutional scholars disagree, Ill dig up the reference if you want but it seems it isnt black and white

            To paraphrae the constitutional heavy tomb reference I have in mind

            The NZ Governor General Royal assents to a Bill before it becomes law, naturally therefore they can refuse assent

            Not saying I agree just that their seems to be disagreement above my intellect grade.

    • Draco T Bastard 4.2

      Yep. The RWNJs always make a big song and dance about the minor mistakes that Labour and the left do but they’re infinitely quiet when it’s their side that shown to be totally corrupt.

  5. politikiwi 5

    Here’s the thing I find interesting:
    According to Manning’s article, Jason Ede has obtained a hard copy of the PM’s briefing notes, scanned them, and forwarded them on to Cameron Slater.

    In any job I’ve ever had, I’d have been sacked for doing something like that – and with good reason. The fact that FJK and/or the National party haven’t sacked Ede for behaviour like that means they are, without doubt, complicit in it.

    I mean, Peter Dunne lost his ministerial portfolios over the suspicion of leaking a report to the media (and that report was scheduled to be made public a few days later).

    This whole thing stinks.

  6. stever 6

    Jason’s been learning his lines!!! Hence disappearing from view 🙂

    See the end of : http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11320969

    • Once Was Tim 6.1

      “Jason’s been learning his lines!”

      …..yep. The problem he’s having though (as with most pathological liars) is that as he learns a line in an attempt to legitimise one thread of bullshit, it de-legtimises other threads.
      I must not tell lies
      I must not tell lies
      I must not tell lies
      I must not tell lies
      …..

      I don’t actually like his chances of survival actually (I don’t mean in the physical sense)

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  • New Zealand to host virtual APEC in 2021
    Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker announced today that New Zealand’s hosting of APEC in 2021 will go ahead using virtual digital platforms. Mr Peters said the global disruption caused by COVID-19, including resultant border restrictions, had been the major factor in the ...
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  • Matakana Link Road construction kicks off and drives jobs
    The start of construction on a new link road between Matakana Road and State Highway 1 will create jobs and support the significant population growth expected in the Warkworth area, Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff announced today. Transport Minister Phil Twyford said construction of the Matakana Link ...
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  • PPE supplies secured as COVID-19 response focuses on border
    The Government is prioritising its latest investment in PPE for frontline health workers, including staff at managed isolation and quarantine facilities, Health Minister David Clark says. “With no community transmission of COVID-19 our response now has a firm focus on keeping our border safe and secure. “We must ensure that ...
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    3 days ago
  • PGF funding for Parihaka settlement
    The Parihaka Papakāinga Trust in Taranaki will receive up to $14 million for a new visitor centre and other improvements at the historic settlement that will boost the local economy and provide much-needed jobs, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little have ...
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    4 days ago
  • Protections for workers in triangular employment
    Protections for workers who are employees of one employer but working under the direction of another business or organisation have come into force, closing a gap in legislation that  made the personal grievance process inaccessible for some workers, says Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. “This Government is working hard to ...
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  • Government strengthens managed isolation system
    A range of improvements are already underway to address issues identified in the rapid review of the Managed Isolation and Quarantine system released today, Housing Minister Megan Woods said. The review was commissioned just over a week ago to identify and understand current and emerging risks to ensure the end-to-end ...
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    5 days ago
  • Whakatāne to go predator free with Government backing Ngāti Awa led efforts
    The important brown kiwi habitat around Whakatāne will receive added protection through an Iwi-led predator free project announced by Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau. “The Government is investing nearly $5 million into Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa’s environmental projects with $2.5 ...
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  • Growing Goodwood: Expanding wood waste recycling plant in Bay of Plenty, Waikato
    An extra 4,000 tonnes of offcuts and scraps of untreated wood per year will soon be able to be recycled into useful products such as horticultural and garden mulch, playground safety surfacing and animal bedding as a result of a $660,000 investment from the Waste Minimisation Fund, Associate Environment Minister ...
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    6 days ago
  • Scott Watson’s convictions to be referred to Court of Appeal
    The Governor-General has referred Scott Watson’s convictions for murder back to the Court of Appeal, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced today. Mr Watson was convicted in 1999 of the murders of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope. His appeal to the Court of Appeal in 2000 was unsuccessful, as was his ...
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  • Protecting Kiwis with stronger financial supervision
    A new five-year funding agreement for the Reserve Bank will mean it can boost its work to protect New Zealanders’ finances, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. “New Zealand has a strong and stable financial system. Financial stability is an area that we are not prepared to cut corners for, particularly ...
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  • Forgotten funds and missing money
    A law change has been introduced to make it easier for forgotten funds in institutional accounts to be returned more easily to their rightful owners. Revenue Minister Stuart Nash has introduced an amendment to the Unclaimed Money Act 1971. It will update the rules controlling forgotten sums of money held ...
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  • Government delivers on mental health commitment
    The Government is delivering on election commitments and a key recommendation of He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction with the establishment of a permanent independent Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission, Health Minister Dr David Clark says. Legislation enabling the establishment of the fully ...
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    6 days ago
  • New Zealand privacy law modernised
    A Bill to replace New Zealand’s Privacy Act passed its third reading in Parliament today, Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced. “The protections in the Privacy Bill are vitally important. The key purpose of the reforms is to promote and protect people’s privacy and give them confidence that their personal ...
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    7 days ago
  • Queenstown infrastructure package to bolster local economy
    A central Government partnership with Queenstown will help unlock around $300 million of projects in the township and create about 320 direct jobs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced today. The Government will contribute $85 million to the Queenstown Town Centre ($35m) project and Stage One of the Queenstown Arterials ...
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    7 days ago
  • Tourism operators provided extra support
    Extra support is being provided to tourism businesses operating on public conservation land announced Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today.  The Government is providing $25m worth of support to tourism operators impacted by COVID-19, with a decision to waive most Department of Conservation tourism related concession ...
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    7 days ago
  • Key appointments to ensure high quality healthcare for New Zealanders
    Health Minister Dr David Clark welcomes the appointment of Auckland coroner Morag McDowell to the role of Health and Disability Commissioner. He is also pleased his appointments to the inaugural Paramedic Council were confirmed by gazette this week. The new Health and Disability Commissioner Ms McDowell will commence the role ...
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  • Whakatāne Māori food producers receive $2.1m PGF boost
    The Provincial Growth Fund is investing $2.1 million in a blueberry orchard initiative, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. “The Meihana Koata Trust will receive a loan from the PGF’s Whenua Māori allocation to develop an 18.8 hectare blueberry orchard on ...
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  • PGF investment in Rewa’s Village
    A well-known Māori tourism in Northland will receive $1.25 million from the Provincial Growth Fund for much-needed redevelopment, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Rēhia Charitable Trust will use the funding to upgrade Te Pā Kāinga o Rewa, or Rewa’s Village, in Kerikeri. The long-established ...
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