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Kerre McIvor: Why I don't get the sense PM is across her job

Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Monday, 26 August 2019, 11:26AM
Kerre McIvor wants to know why the Prime Minister finds it so difficult to answer questions. (Photo / File)

The latest political security breach has convinced Kerre McIvor that this Government doesn't know what it's doing.

It was revealed yesterday that passport and drivers’ licence details have been exposed on a Government website after a security breach.

It affected dozens of young New Zealanders who had supplied their details to the Ministry as part of their application to sail on double-hulled canoe Fa’afaite.

It comes just months after the failure of security on the Treasury website allowed National party staff to access secret budget information through a simple search.

McIvor told listeners that the two breaches adds to the sense of befuddlement and confusion from this Government. 

She says that the previous National Government felt more like they were in control of the steering wheel.

"This Government, I just get a sense they have no idea what they are doing." 

She also took aim at Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for her refusal to answer questions. 

"I don't get the sense she's across her job."

"You would think even she could set the agenda and put it to him and get the people to brief you. Just one solid answer would be fantastic.

"You're in charge of the country, act like it!" 

McIvor says that Labour probably didn't expect to be in Government after the last election, but that was 18 months ago and they should be up and running now.

"I get the sense that they are still trying to get their heads around the job, but this is their job. This is what they have been training all their lives to do - be the Government - and they aren't doing a very good job of it." 

ON AIR: Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

4PM - 7PM