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An Open Government Plan developed in secrecy is a contradiction in terms

From The Public Good By Jan Rivers on Aug 10, 2014 02:55 pm
According to its website, the State Services Commission sent NZ’s Open Government Action Plan to the international Open Government Partnership (OGP) Secretariat on 31 July. The countries involved in the OGP since its inception – from the UK and US to Indonesia and Brazil – have signed up to meaningful and aspirational goals: better oversight, […]

NZ's corruption-free status 'as vital as All Blacks success'

New Zealanders should celebrate having the world’s least-corrupt public sector as keenly as they celebrate the success of the All Blacks, says the chair of Transparency International New Zealand, Suzanne Snively. speaking at a national symposium on new approaches to governance, held at Massey University’s Albany campus recently. Article appearing in voxy.co.nz.

Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Legislation Bill

The long awaited Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Legislation Bill was introduced on 25 June. One of its purposes is to make the legislative changes necessary to enable New Zealand to finally ratify the United Nations Convention against Corruption and to more fully comply with other international conventions such as the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.

UPDATE: New Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation will impact some businesses' compliance processes.

Once enacted, the Bill will bring New Zealand into line with international best practice as set by the United Nations Convention against Corruption, the Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force, and the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. Some of the provisions included in the Bill will impact on some businesses' compliance requirements as described in a release from Bell Gulley in lexology.com.

Asia Pacific Regional Meeting of Transparency International was held in Kathmandu on 19 through 21 May, 2014. TI Asia Pacific Programme Meeting May 2014 Daily Recaps.

Developing New Zealands National Action Plan Murray Petrie Developing New Zealand's Open Government National Action Plan - an Interview with Murray Petrie Discussing New Zealand's challenges.

NIS Policy Implications Seminar and Presentation

2013 Corruption Perceptions Index

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