10 Dec 2018

Govt makes diary date with greater transparency

From Morning Report, 8:38 am on 10 December 2018

Government Ministers are trying to shake the image of shady politicians holding secret meetings by opening up their diaries. The State Services Minister will announce today that for the first time all government ministers will publicly release details of their internal and external meetings from early next year. The government has long been vowing to be the most open and transparent the country has ever seen. However, the last twelve months has seen a minister quit over failing to disclose meetings and some ministers have slipped up in their responses to written parliamentary questions.