Transparency in Crown-entity decision-making

Require all Crown-entities (including ACEs and ICEs), Crown-owned companies and State-owned enterprises to publish forward meeting schedule, agendas, papers, minutes, Board member attendance, conflicts of interest management, online.  The standard needs to be 'publish unless there is a good reason not to'. 

 

Why the contribution is important

There is a inconsistency across the public sector. Local authorities already do this. In fact, most Council meetings are streamed live. New Zealand Transport Agency and Auckland Transport already do this. They see this as a matter of good public governance practice. This idea is important because it's time to bring some transparency to all Crown-entity decision-making, rather than leaving it to the goodwill and comfort levels of individual Crown-entity Chairs and Board members.

by debtk on May 08, 2018 at 08:43AM

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  • Posted by DunsheathD May 20, 2018 at 01:07

    The grounds for possible 'withholding of information for commercially-sensitive reasons' need to be tightly defined so as to maintain the highest integrity and transparency of commercial arrangements and thereby ensure public trust is not jeopardized.
  • Posted by debtk May 23, 2018 at 14:12

    Nice point. I agree. If private and third sector organisations want to be part of the public value service chain, then it seems entirely appropriate that we revisit and more precisely regulate what commercially-sensitive information is in the context of citizen trust and confidence.
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