The Gwyn Report into allegations the NZ SIS were used for political purposes to smear Phil Goff, via Cameron Slater, is due for release at 10 am. Radio NZ reports:
The report by the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, found the release of information to right-wing blogger Cameron Slater under the Official Information Act had been incomplete and unprofessional.
The investigation was initiated after Nicky Hager’s book Dirty Politics suggested the SIS had been used for political purposes to attack the then Labour Party leader, Phil Goff.
They appeared to confirm Mr Goff had been briefed on the matter.
But the investigation found not all the relevant information was released.
Hopefully this report reignites the discussion around Nicky Hager’s Dirty Politics and the National Party smear machine, but maybe not: there’s already been heavy criticism on Twitter this morning about Morning Report focusing more on who “leaked” the Gwyn report than on its content.
Time will tell!