Australia ‘most pervasive influence’ on NZ – Bill English – Newshub

Australia ‘most pervasive influence’ on NZ – Bill English – Newshub

When it comes to foreign influence, Australia is “by far the most pervasive influence” on New Zealand Opposition leader Bill English says.

In the security briefing to the incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand’s security agencies NZSIS and GCSB warned within the past year, foreign states have attemped to access Government and private sector information and “unduly influence expatriate communities.”

Mr English said the most foreign influence comes from Australia.

By Newshub

http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2017/12/australia-most-pervasive-influence-on-nz-bill-english.html