Open public sector data and information

The only exceptions for the non-disclosure of Government information should for very limited circumstances

a) The information could lead to the injury or death of a New Zealander. b) Information that if released prematurely would damage the economy and thus should wait for official release even though that may take some time. c) Information that is not the governments to reveal. (Private data)

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Transparency in political offices

The Bill of Rights should become superior law

The Bill of Rights should become superior law. Legislation passed by Parliament could then be struck down by a judicial mechanism if it is found to be inconsistent with the Bill of Rights - a basic safety valve for a Open and transparent government. That citizens should know and understand they have these rights as part of a “democratic community” and that a government or court cannot repress.

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