David Farrar on Kiwiblog has some initial ideas on open and transparent govt. It’s taken me a wee while to get round to commenting on them. Which is no reflection on his ideas. I hope he’ll have more.
Here they are (in Farrar’s words):
So what are my initial ideas for an open and transparent government policy.
- My previous suggestion that all Cabinet level documents be automatically placed on the Internet by DPMC within six months of creation.
- Expanding Parliament TV to include select committees
- Requiring all payments (above a modest threshold) from a Govt agency to be listed on a central website
All worthy of discussion. I think making broadcasting the public sections of select committees would be a huge step forward. Obviously not everyone’s cup of tea but would certainly make the process of government much more visible.
Funny that I agree more with Farrar than with Trotter so far!
What do you think?