Bryce Edwards

A proliferation of reviews, inquiries, and independent panels have been launched by the new government. Victoria University’s Dr Bryce Edwards argues this government is in danger of being struck down by “review-itis”, and this isn’t good for democracy.

The Labour Party is far from poor. In fact, the latest political funding and spending news suggests it’s actually flush with cash. Dr Bryce Edwards of Victoria University looks at how modern political finance trends mean that “money follows power” rather than just going to the parties of the right.


Bryce Edwards of Victoria University of Wellington, calls for more transparency around political commentary. He raises questions about the use of so many political insiders, and points to Thursday’s revelations involving a Beehive spin-doctor providing commentary for RNZ.

Political scientist Bryce Edwards called late last month for a coalition to form to fix the Official Information Act. He reports back on a positive initial response in and around Government.