Wednesday, October 28, 2015


The Government Administration Committee has called for submissions on the Official Information (Parliamentary Under-Secretaries) Amendment Bill. You can submit online using the link. Submissions must be received by Thursday, 10 December 2015.

The bill extends the Official Information Act to cover Parliamentary Under-secretaries, junior members of the executive responsible for specific tasks. It plugs a long-standing loophole in our official information regime. I urge everybody with an interest in freedom of information issues to submit in support.