Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Parliament and the OIA

Scoop has an interesting speech by Margaret Wilson on "Parliament And Official Information", given at the Information Law Conference marking 25 years of the Official Information Act (something I'd have gone to if anybody told me about it). The short version: she's in favour of extending the OIA to cover Parliament, provided there are safeguards to protect party political information and the communications of members with their constituents (which seems appropriate). Something else for the government to use to pad the Order Paper, perhaps?