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    A rare use of Parliamentary Privilege -- by the Speaker of Parliament

    A rare use of Parliamentary Privilege -- by the Speaker of Parliament


    Trevor Mallard has used the legal immunity of parliamentary privilege to say that a worker -- who he'd apologised to for falsely accusing of rape -- had committed sexual assault.

    Mallard sought to paint himself on the side of the victims.

    Under Parliamentary privilege, he rejected claims he'd destroyed the worker's life, with the claims he made.

    National leader Judith Collins says it's an extraordinary display by the biggest bully she's ever seen in Parliament.

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    Business:
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    Entertainment:
    Benji Madden is "grateful" to have Cameron Diaz 13:46

    Law and Order:
    Upper Hutt's Mayor is confident locals will still have easy access to police despite the station closing to the public on weekends 13:27

    Entertainment:
    Upcoming HBO series ‘The Prince’ has been delayed following the death of the Duke of Edinburgh 13:16

    Rugby League:
    Warriors coach Nathan Brown insists he's not being over-protective of 18-year-old Reece Walsh 13:07

    Entertainment:
    Allison Janney has been told not to "express" her "theories" about why 'Mom' was cancelled 12:46

    Motoring:
    The Transport Agency is asking drivers in the South Island to take the foot off the pedal on alpine pass roads 12:27


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