Coincidentally the New Zealand Prime Minister's daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern-Gayford was born at 4.45pm on the day of the Solstice.
Also at that moment in geopolitics the United States Authorities announced their resignation from the UN Human Rights Council.
My paper concentrates on one matter, the public right to know what is being done in our name. Through my efforts in the democracy I comprehend that it is futile to flail in the branches, rather it is effective to strike at the root of any problem.
The problem of New Zealand's complicity in criminal behaviour is effectively covered-up by the Government's ability to hide behind Sec 6 of the Official Information Act (OIA 1982) Grounds for Withholding Information. I explain my experience and the results of various OIA requests refused under Sec 6. I've offered some of these to NZ's Parliament select commitees, particularly in many papers I have placed before the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade (FADT) for it's treaty examinations and legislative suggestions.
The UN brief for the Periodic Review is Domestic matters. The OIA is domestic legislation and has implications for access to official information of both a domestic and foreign nature. The mere fact the UNHRC is investigating NZ involves a foreign relationship.
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Our Global economy, everyone's global economy.
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In fact all the suggestions developed by the Open Government Partnership workshops and the public on the OIA Act ought be considered to assist New Zealand's Government to be institutionally uncorruptable in their affairs both domestically and internationally. Where true open government is enabled then the war party will find it increasingly difficult to do their corrupting work.