It’s the natural progression of government. When they first come to power they open up all the previous government’s dirty laundry and they are all talking about open government.
But, as they create their own mistakes and start hiding the corpses, “open” government becomes a liability.
Opposition parties have accused the government of flouting the Official Information Act.
“This government is increasingly secretive and devious,” NZ First leader Winston Peters told parliament on Thursday.
“We have 10 outstanding complaints still with the Ombudsman, one dating back to 2014, which are serial examples of how a casual corruption is creeping in.”
He said his party had a witness to Ministry of Social Development staffers openly belittling the OIA. Read more »