MSD Minister’s knowledge of illegal actions at MSD WINZ

Gregory Soar made this Official Information request to Ministry of Social Development

The request was partially successful.

From: Gregory Soar

Dear Ministry of Social Development,

I have discovered WINZ MSD have been using both false documents and forgery as outlinned in the Crimes Act 1961 ss255, 256(2) and 257.

I understand the Social Security Appeal Authority has deemed the practice illegal as does thenCrimes Act 1961. It seems the head of WINZ MSD refuses to comply with the Social Security Appeal Authority in ceasing the use of fake names and releasing real names.

It seems the head of WINZ MSD claims he refuses to comply citng staff safety. Where is his concern for client health and safety as is required of him whilst dealing with his staff?

My formal requests are as follows:
1. Was Paula Bennett aware of this happening during her time as Minister of Social Development?

2. Is the current Minister of MSD aware of these criminal acts being committed by MSD staff?

Yours faithfully,

Gregory Soar

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From: OIA_Requests (MSD)
Ministry of Social Development

Tēnā koe Gregory Soar

Thank you for your email received 8 October 2017, under the Official Information Act 1982. Your request has been forwarded to the appropriate officials at National Office to respond. You may expect a decision regarding your request to be sent to you as soon as possible.
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Official and Parliamentary Information team   |  Ministerial and Executive Services
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From: Gregory Soar

Dear OIA_Requests (MSD),

It seems common now the required responses are not met with in a lawful manner. This request is yet another that has failed to be given due process.

It seems the reauired legal timeframe for response was 6 Nov. Please explain to prevent complaint to Ombudsman.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Gregory Soar

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Ministry of Social Development

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Dear Mr Soar

Please find attached a response to your email to the Ministry of 8 November 2017.

Yours sincerely
Ministerial and Executive Services

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