4 Dec 2017

How open and transparent is the new government?

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 4 December 2017

Barely a month after ministers were sworn in, there have been claims the Labour-New Zealand first government has already adopted a secretive approach. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed Clare Curran as Associate State Services Minister responsible for Open Government, who has indicated she wants to overhaul the Official Information Act. Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier discusses the role of the act and of public servants, as well as the responsibility of Ministers.