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Ideas related to the Transparency and Accountability Theme

The IRM researcher recommends that the government further consider the midterm recommendations for improving access to budget information. Those recommendations included setting standards, such as using internationally comparable data classifications, and keeping raw data consistent over future years.

IRM End-of-Term Report (2016-18 NAP)

The IRM researcher recommends the State Services Commissioner add measures to assess open government to the performance contracts for all public service departmental chief executives.

This would enforce his statement that “New Zealanders expect government agencies to be open and transparent

IRM End-of-Term Report (2016-18 NAP)

Initiate work to amend the OIA legislation to encompass Parliamentary Services, the Office of the Clerk, the Ombudsman and the Controller and Auditor General, whilst retaining parliamentary privilege, in line with the recommendations by the Law Commission report in 2012 and others, and building on administrative and legislative developments since then such as the Parliamentary Privilege Act 2014.

IRM End-of-Term Report (2016-18 NAP)

The government has not yet decided who has responsibility for the development and implementation of information policy across all government agencies. On 6 August 2018, officials stated that this matter is still under discussion. The IRM researcher recommends that this responsibility be clarified and that work to address the policy conflicts be undertaken.

IRM End-of-Term Report (2016-18 NAP)

Continue and enhance efforts to improve access to information

IRM Design Report 2018-20 NAP

List what functions/regulations etc central government has delegated to local government and its impact (ie documenting the current Localism work). Comment was made that the delegated work has not been resourced and that this work impacts democracy at a local level

Net Hui 2019

Simplify guidance for agencies on accessibility and openness, to assist with public accountability

Net Hui 2019

Better enforcement and evaluation of government's standards by putting them into an easily accessible and executable format

Net Hui 2019

government’s decision to release Ministerial diaries each month should become accepted and codified within the plan for all future governments, such that this monthly diary release going forward becomes the norm.

Rob Dowler

To see all ideas that have been submitted see Suggestions for Commitments in the 2020-22 National Action plan