Former minister continues to be dogged by past controversies.
The return of Ms Collins may actually suit Mr Key.
Rob Hosking discusses Judith Collins's chance of getting back into cabinet on NBR Radio and on-demand on MyNBR Radio.
UPDATE: PM offers lukewarm support.
The Woman Formerly Known as Crusher continues to reinvent herself — leaving John Key in a bit of a bind.
To quality for payout, Bain must prove his innocence on balance of probabilities, convince cabinet of "sufficiently extraordinary circumstances".
“This discontinuance does not resolve Mr Bain’s underlying compensation claim, just the separate judicial review process"
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