Submissions

Protected Disclosures Act review 2018

14 December 2018

Julie Haggie
Chief Executive Officer TINZ

The State Services Commission (SSC) is conducting a review of the Protected Disclosures Act 2000.  It has sought public feedback on five options for change to encourage all New Zealanders to share their views on the benefits and risks of different proposals.

The consultation closes on 16 December.

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Submission regarding OGP-NAP2 Plan 2016-2018 End-term self-assessment

13 December 2018

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TINZ Submission in response to the draft ‘Open Government Partnership New Zealand National Action Plan 2016-2018 (OGP-NAP2) End-term self-assessment’ report (Draft October 2018).

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Protected Disclosure Act 2000 Review 2018 TINZ Submission

10 December 2018

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Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ)’s submission to the Protected Disclosure Act 2000 Review 2018 It includes input and oversight by experts in the field, including Professor Michael Macaulay whose team recently released “Whistling while they Work 2” research, Debbie Gee who researched the Ministry of Transport case, as well as Suzanne Snively and Brendon Wilson.

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State Sector Act reform: having our say

6 November 2018

Julie Haggie

TINZ Chief Executive Officer

Time for change

The State Services Commission has run a short consultation on proposed changes to the 30-year old State Sector Act. This Act is based on a model of single department delivery from one Chief Executive to a single Minister, with strong lines of vertical accountability.

The government is seeking more collective,

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NECA Review – Civics Submission

19 October 2018

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Transparency International New Zealand’s Submission to the NECA review of the National Education Conversation. Encourages that literacy is a broad requirement and recommending civics education as a key component.

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OGP third NAP submission

17 October 2018

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Transparency International New Zealand’s submission regarding New Zealand’s third Open Government National Action Plan. The primary message is that more work needs to be done to attract broader civic engagement in the process.

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TINZ submission to National Archival and Library Institutions Ministerial Group

7 September 2018

David Dunsheath

David Dunsheath

TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for Open Government Partnership

Transparency Times Newsletter Co-editor

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) supports the claim that all people of Aotearoa have the right of access to knowledge about our nation. They have the right to do so with confidence that it is accurate and unbiased.

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New Public Service Act: Have your say

7 September 2018

Hon Chris Hipkins, Minister of State Services, announced a substantial review of the State Sector Act (1998), at the Beehive on Tuesday. All New Zealanders, including public servants, are encouraged to provide feedback on the State Sector Act reform proposals. 

This review aims to determine better ways for government agencies and the Public Service as a whole, to work together more flexibly and effectively,

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TINZ submission to National Archival and Library Institutions August 2018

3 September 2018

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Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) supports the claim that all people of Aotearoa have the right of access to knowledge about our nation, with confidence that it is accurate and unbiased. Such knowledge enhances democratic accountability, cultural life and appreciation of our heritage, for current and future generations of civil society.

TINZ recommends the creation of a new Officer of Parliament role under which the three national archival and library institutions are positioned  This role will better provide the necessary independence and benefit from economies of scale for operational purposes,and to ensure the integrity of their outcomes through independence from government and state sector prioritising influences.

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Increasing the Transparency of the Beneficial Ownership

7 August 2018

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Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) Submission on discussion document: Increasing the Transparency of the Beneficial Ownership of New Zealand Companies and Limited Partnerships.

Read the full TINZ Submission on Beneficial Ownership.

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