Act leader confirms he will speak about his ministerial role for $45 a headRodney Hide has admitted charging $45 a head to hear him speak on local government is fine, but also admitted that ACT was also wrong to prominately advertise him as local government minister, particularly as local government officials were invited as they were interested in hearing what the minister had to say, not what "Act is up to".
Hide has now revealed why he is to talk about local government:
"They've asked me to speak about local government," he said. "That's what I do".Hide is correct. It is what he does - but he does it as minister of local government, not as ACT party leader. As ACT party spokesperson on local government, he is just that: a spokesperson.