The Land Information Minister, Eugenie Sage, is shunting responsibility for the lack of access to the Hunter Valley onto the previous government. The former anchor of NBC’s Today show Matt Lauer purchased the lease to the land at Lake Hawea for $13 million last year. He’s now being accused of holding the country to ransom for asking for compensation in return for allowing vehicles to use an access road. But Ms Sage blames the previous government’s inadequate negotiation. Guyon Espiner asks Ms Sage if she was satisfied with the current situation.