Reform Official Information Laws

From the IRM Design Report 2018-2020: Reform Official Information laws

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See the IRM Design Report in the Resources section.

by AdminOGPPN on March 10, 2021 at 12:28PM

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  • Posted by Kay July 28, 2021 at 15:34

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  • Posted by AdminOGPVH July 28, 2021 at 16:34


    Comment from ensslen: NZCCL's position is at //nzccl.org.nz/case-full-review-official-information-act/
  • Posted by AdminOGPVH July 29, 2021 at 11:36

    Comment from Kay: Investigate a review? Insufficient. Commit to a review, and reform. Extend scope of OIA to cover currently excluded parts of public sector including Ministers. Other submissions have raised these points.

    Extract refers to 2018-2020 NAP

    7. Official Information1
    Objective: “To improve the availability of official information by providing advice to the Government on whether to initiate a formal review of official information legislation; and progressively increasing the proactive release of official information by publishing responses to requests for information made under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA).
    This commitment builds on work, undertaken as part of the National Action Plan 2016-2018, on
    official information to make information more accessible, which promotes good government and
    trust and confidence in the State Services”.
    Milestones:
    1. “Test the merits of undertaking a review of the Official Information Act 1982 and provide and
    publish advice to Government”;
    2. “Achieve a measurable increase in the proactive publication of official information request
    responses”;
    3. “Implement a policy to publish Cabinet papers proactively within 30 days of final decisions, unless
    there are good reasons to withhold specific papers”.
    From
    //www.opengovpartnership.org/documents/new-zealand-design-report-2018-2020/
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