A short piece in today’s NZ Herald is below. Back in August we predicted there would be no major release to the public of any significant evidence relating to the terrorist rampage in Christchurch and what preceded it. After all, incompetence by top bosses in the Public Service, whose considerable salaries are met by taxpayers, can’t be revealed, can it?
The interview with Tarrant probably repeated most of what he put in his manifesto at the time, which was promptly banned on Jacinda’s orders.
Evidence given by ministers and public sector bosses to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch terrorist attack will be suppressed for 30 years.
And an interview with the Australian-born terrorist will never be released out of concern it could inspire and assist further attacks.
The inquiry’s report was provided to Internal Affairs Minister Jan Tinetti yesterday and will be publicly released on December 8, after first being shared with victims’ families and political party leaders.
It will detail any failings by police, spies, and other government agencies in the leadup and aftermath to the mosque shootings on March 15, 2019, in which 51 people were killed.