Children's Commissioner wastes $2500 on unnecessary legal fees
Some time back outgoing Children's Commissioner Cindy Kiro had her feelings hurt by Radio Live announcer Michael Laws - and, upset, initiated a vindictive complaint to the Broadcasting Standards Authority and lost. The BSA decision is here. The background to the story, including what Laws said, is here.
Kiro even hired a lawyer and these legal fees cost the taxpayer nearly $2500.00.Public servants should not be using taxpayer money to pay pay for personal legal complaints when their feelings are hurt.
Radio Live programme director Mitch Harris said that the decision by the authority raised real issues about the actions of this senior public servant.
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