Kōrero: Freedom of official information

Too much information?

Too much information?

The Official Information Act 1982 was passed at a time of growing concern about the state of the economy. This cartoon by Peter Bromhead coincided with the passing of the act. It shows a worried-looking New Zealander surrounded by alcohol, cigarettes and tranquillisers. On the wall a portrait of then Prime Minister Robert Muldoon (labelled 'Mr Economic Miracle') is accompanied by a certificate showing the country's triple-A credit rating, while a newspaper headline reports the government borrowing from overseas.

Courtesy of Peter Bromhead

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: A-360-126
Cartoon by Peter Bromhead

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nicola White, 'Freedom of official information - From secrets to availability', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/cartoon/34784/too-much-information (accessed 25 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Nicola White, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012