Submissions

TINZ Submissions activity

14 September 2020

TINZ encourages our readers to exercise their democratic responsibilities by participation in the government consultation processes, with their opinions on future direction-setting and legislation. 

See how TINZ has been active in this space. 

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Comment on Office of the Auditor General Draft Annual Plan 2020-21

4 June 2020

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Transparency International New Zealand comment on the plan

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Secondary Legislation changes – Will it deliver?

7 May 2020

Throughout the COVID-19 lockdown, the Parliamentary Counsel Office (PCO) has continued to work on the Access to Secondary Legislation project. They now report on this in their latest technical update.

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Inquiry into the 2019 Local Elections and Liquor Licensing Trust Elections, and Recent Energy Trust Elections

29 February 2020

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Transparency International New Zealand submission to the inquiry

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Algorithm Charter puts the focus on people

17 February 2020

In early February, Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) offered a submission supporting the work of Stats NZ to create an Algorithm Charter.

TINZ strongly supports the primary purpose of the charter – to put the right safeguards in place so that data ethics are embedded in the work, and so that people and communities being served by these tools are always front of mind.

However, TINZ would like to see the Charter go further…

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Secondary Legislation Bill – TINZ Submission

16 February 2020

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TINZ supports the passing of this legislation, which will make secondary legislation more accessible. It will also help parliament to function more transparently than in the past and will support the sovereignty of parliament to
scrutinise all regulations.

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Public Service Legislation Bill submission by TINZ

12 February 2020

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We regard as paramount that the Bill should maintain and protect New Zealand’s long tradition of a politically neutral, incorruptible public service that belongs to the public and serves the public interest. The public sector’s high standards of integrity are reflected by New Zealand’s continued high standing on the Corruption Perceptions Index.

In this submission we comment and make suggestions about four substantive matters.

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Algorithm Charter puts the focus on people: Submission

5 January 2020

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TINZ Submission to Stats NZ on their work to create an Algorithm Charter.

TINZ would like to see the Charter go further, through:

  • Including a commitment to cross agency engagement on matters such as algorithmic literacy, frameworks for algorithmic hygiene, governance frameworks, whistleblowing, peer bias assessments and public consultation.
  • Extending the scope of the charter beyond people, to include natural systems.
  • Including algorithm use or development by external organisations for any provision of public services or projects.
  • Including a commitment by government agencies to support the development of industry standards in algorithm use.

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TINZ submission on Engagement Process for the Open Government Partnership 4th National Action Plan

17 December 2019

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This TINZ submission argues for greater engagement (involvement) of civil society in the development and implementation of New Zealand’s Open Government Partnership (OGP), 4th National Action Plan 2200-2022 (NAP-4). 

This plan comprises a commitment to the government’s international OGP agreement, to create greater transparency, increasing civic participation and use of new technologies to make government more open, effective, and accountable.

 

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TINZ submission on Reinvigorating Local Democracy discussion paper

17 December 2019

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Our December 2019 submission Submission on reinvigorating local democracy to Local Government New Zealand.

Comments on several topics. One particular point is that change needs to include strategic, outcome and cost benefit analyses. And there are already current models operating.

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