May 29, 2019

New Zealand budget: National party denies hacking Treasury

AFP New Zealand's main opposition party has denied hacking into the government's computer systems to steal documents relating to the country's budget. The National Party, which leaked details of the budget two days ahead of schedule on Tuesday, said it got the information legitimately. National Party leader Simon Bridges accused Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's government of conducting a "Witch-hunt" to cover up its embarrassment. Prime Minister Ardern said in response that no one was linking the alleged hacking with the National Party. Releasing partial details on Tuesday, the National Party derided it as having "No substance".

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