CSOs call on the Minister for the Public Service and Finance to adequately fund Open Government Partnership work

Eight civil society organisations have written to Minister Willis who is both the Minister responsible for New Zealand's membership of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), and Minister of Finance asking her to ensure that adequate funding is provided so that ambitious new pieces of work are committed to in our next National Action Plan. Keep reading “CSOs call on the Minister for the Public Service and Finance to adequately fund Open Government Partnership work”

What’s going on with the appointment of a new Ombudsman?

The Council has written to the Speaker of the House of Representatives today, about the issues with the appointment of the next Ombudsman, and made an Official Information Act request to the Ministry of Justice. This blog post is to explain why, and the letter is reproduced at the end. Keep reading “What’s going on with the appointment of a new Ombudsman?”