David Seymour condemns Trevor Mallard for wrongly calling staff member a rapist

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Fri, 11 Dec 2020, 4:24PM
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David Seymour condemns Trevor Mallard for wrongly calling staff member a rapist

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 11 Dec 2020, 4:24PM

David Seymour says we now have a price on the mistake made by Parliament's Speaker Trevor Mallard.

It's been revealed the taxpayer's footed a $330,000 dollar bill for Mallard's settlement and legal costs of a defamation action  - after he wrongly called a staff member a rapist.

The ACT leader says Mallard accused a person of the most serious and heinous crime.

Seymour told Si and Phil he should go - and whether or not that happens is a test of Jacinda Ardern.

He says Mallard has the confidence of Parliament with 61 votes - and Labour has 64 excluding him.

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