RE Expanding the Southern Response inquiry to MBIE

Greenpeace has asked the State Services Commission to expand its investigation into the use of Thompson and Clark by a government agency to include Ministry for Business, Innovation & Employment, after OIA requests revealed the Ministry has also worked with the controversial private investigations firm, for years.

This follows the announcement by the State Services Commission (SSC) that it will be launching an inquiry into Government agency – crown insurer, Southern Response – for using Thompson and Clark (TCIL) to spy on Christchurch earthquake complainants.