Archive for October 2012
Did you know that you can obtain information from the government and local government regarding almost anything.
They have to provide you with the information unless there is a good reason to keep it from you and then you have a right to take the matter to the ombudsmen for review.
Now there is a very simple portal which makes it so much easier and on top of it it allows every one to see what else has been requested , this means that we are getting even better transparency.
The site is http://fyi.org.nz/ and I can see this developing into an essential resource.It is part of an international drive to transparency I discovered the link after watching an excellent TED talk my battle to expose government corruption. a topic which very much resonates with us.
There reason the site is so good is that there are times when two people make a request and the answers conflict or when government officials are being less than honest- not the transparency is there.
We will be ensuring that all our OIA requests and LGOIMA requests go through this portal we hope you do too