COMMENT:

There is one thing missing from the statement that Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf issued before dawn today.

He thanks the police for their prompt consideration of the issue.

He asks the State Services Commissioner to conduct an inquiry in order to look at the facts and recommend steps to prevent such as incident being repeated.

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But nowhere is there a mention of having offered his resignation to the Government.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson will present the Budget today. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Finance Minister Grant Robertson will present the Budget today. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Nowhere does it contain an apology for having misled the public on Wednesday morning when he suggested that none of the information that made its way into the

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