Democracy Articles

New Zealand needs to do more to fight foreign bribery

13 October 2020

Our Parliament has exhibited an admirable tone from the top during the COVID-19 crisis. A strong Parliamentary code of conduct goes a long way to ensuring they do as well during the next crisis

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Candidates’ Panel: Business and political integrity during COVID-19 recovery

12 October 2020

On Tuesday 6 October approximately 200 people gathered at Victoria University of Wellington to hear 2020 election candidates discuss business and political integrity.

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Political parties on transparency and corruption

18 September 2020

Our Parliament has exhibited an admirable tone from the top during the COVID-19 crisis. A strong Parliamentary code of conduct goes a long way to ensuring they do as well during the next crisis

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Citizen power – building our knowledge base

14 September 2020

Democracy faces daily new risks in the digital age. This article highlights a few tools like ‘The complete guide to NZ Election 2020’ which aim to create an informed electorate and provide transparency around political advertising and political content.

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Transparency questionnaire for 2020 General Election: Commentary on political party responses

14 September 2020

Anne Gilbert

TINZ remains concerned that political parties are largely unaware of New Zealand’s vulnerability to the impact of corruption that originates overseas.

They are generally naive about how our international reputation for strong integrity attracts the corrupt on one hand, while on the positive side, strengthening New Zealand’s integrity systems to prevent this corruption has the potential to accrue value to their constituencies and to our economy. 

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Election 2020 questionnaire responses

10 September 2020

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) posed seven key questions to each political party on issues of transparency, anti-corruption and protection for whistleblowers. Here are their responses

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Civics education needs consensus

7 September 2020

John Hall

TINZ Director

Civics & Human Rights

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) recently commented on the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Review conducted as part of the national Education Conversation | Korero Matauranga.  TINZ advocated an important attribute of any transparent and accountable society is that its citizens have the literacy to actively participate in routine social and democratic activities. 

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Groupthink webinar: Are we collectively ruining democracy?

18 August 2020

The July 2020 Groupthink webinar focussed on democracy under threat, as reflected in social media. Sanjana Hattotuwa spoke about weaponising social media while Josie Pagani focussed on New Zealand’s population dynamics. Kim Connolly-Stone was MC for this most insightful session. 

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Candidates’ Panel: Business and political integrity during COVID-19 recovery

10 August 2020

Join Transparency International New Zealand, the Victoria University Brian Picot Chair of Ethical Leadership and 2020 Election Candidates from across Wellington on Tuesday 6 October (rescheduled from 25 August), as they share their insights and perspectives on business and political integrity during our recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

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Groupthink: Are we collectively ruining democracy?

7 July 2020

Polarisation of belief is on the increase, driving people towards more fixed or extreme views. What are the causes and how do we challenge this?

Our 29 July webinar is an opportunity to hear views on how groupthink is affecting our democratic society, and about positive alternatives.

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