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Making Housing Affordable

Scoop is working with public engagement experts John Pennington and Simon Wright from PEP to design a process that is broadly inclusive of the widest variety of views and perspectives. Scoop's project on the housing affordability issue which is running until 9 July. The consultation is available here and Scoop will be producing a report of the results which will include the researched articles that have appeared in conjunction with the project including a recent one summarising the work of AUT's Professor John Tookey by Alison McCulloch.

Upcoming National Action Plan Public Consultation

Progress reporting on the New Zealand Open Government Partnership's National Action Plan 2016-18 is now online. It will be updated quarterly.

Have your say on our progress. There will be public consultation from 19 July until 1 August 2017 where we are seeking feedback on our mid-term 'self-assessment of progress' on the Action Plan.

You will be able to provide your feedback online via OGPNZ. You will also be able to provide feedback in writing to OGP National Action Plan, State Services Commission, PO Box 325, Wellington 6140.

The finalised mid-term self-assessment for New Zealand will be published on the international Open Government Partnership website by 30 September 2017

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an international initiative where the governments of 75 countries have committed to becoming more open, accountable and responsive to citizens. New Zealand joined the OGP in 2014 and is now implementing its second National Action Plan. This second National Action Plan for Open Government was co-created with New Zealanders and was released by the New Zealand Government on 20 October 2016. Work is underway in seven areas: open budget; official information; open data; ongoing engagement for OGP; access to legislation; and improving policy practices.

We are bombarded by market data, whereas social data is less visible in the public sphere. It is of course the interpretation of data which lends it any meaning or value so it is often the analysts and commentators which shape public opinion and even the wider public discourse.

The Future of the Public Sector

IPANZ has invited Labour MP Grant Robertson, Green MP Jan Logie and National List MP Chris Bishop to share their parties' vision for the Future of the Public Sector. These sessions provides the opportunity to not only hear their views on the future of the sector, but also the chance for questions and engagement. Click here for more information and registration.
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