Friday, January 08, 2016

Minister's conflicts of interest

DPMC has finally released 2014-15 Ministerial conflict of interest data - only three months late. This year's release has a bit more detail than the last one, with a better explanation of the nature of the conflicts. They still avoid naming particular companies, though - which seems odd if they're also named in Parliament's Register of Pecuniary Interests. If something is publicly known and declared, then there's no privacy or confidentiality interest in withholding; refusing to release such information simply seems like more of DPMC's petty secrecy.