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Ross Francis made this Official Information request to Department of Internal Affairs

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From: Ross Francis

Dear Department of Internal Affairs,

On 11 April 2018, Attorney-General David Parker announced an inquiry would be held into Operation Burnham and related events. He announced that former Supreme Court judge, Sir Terence Arnold, and former Pime Minister, Sir Geoffrey Palmer, would head the inquiry.

Have Messrs Palmer and or Arnold been asked if they have any possible or potential conflicts of interest to declare? If so, please supply me with a copy of their declaration.

What practical measures (if any) have been or will be taken to ensure the inquiry is independent, impartial and fair? Please supply me with all records that are held in regard to this question. What practical measures (if any) were taken to ensure the previous inquiry was independent, impartial and fair?

Please supply me with a copy of a standard Contract for Services that is given to those appointed to head inquiries.

Please transfer this request to the appropriate agency if that agency is not DIA.

Yours faithfully,

Ross Francis

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Department of Internal Affairs

Good afternoon Mr Francis.

Thank you for your OIA request, which was received by the Department of Internal Affairs on 03 May 2018.

The Department will provide its response as soon as practicable and within twenty working days. The 20th working day is 01 June 2018

Kind regards,

Michelle Reed | Advisor – OIA 
The Department of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua 
45 Pipitea St | PO Box 805, Wellington 6140, New Zealand |

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Dear Mr Francis


The Department of Internal Affairs’ decision on your Official Information
request dated 3 May 2018 is attached.


Yours sincerely


Ministerial Advice team

Department of Internal Affairs

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