Articles tagged OIA

State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says public servants should provide more candid advice to the Government, encouraging ministers to “embrace disagreement” in the name of better policy.

With a new Government pledging to be the most open and transparent ever, the watchdog tasked with ensuring it complies with freedom of information laws won’t be easing up the pressure. Shane Cowlishaw reports.

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.