Kōrero: Freedom of official information

Ombudsman's ruling about official information, 2011

If a request to release official information under the Official Information Act 1982 is declined, the applicant can ask the Office of the Ombudsmen to review that decision. In 2011 a representative of the Professional Historians' Association of New Zealand/Aotearoa (PHANZA) asked for documents dealing with the restructuring of the Department of Internal Affairs, Archives New Zealand and the National Library. The request was initially refused, and PHANZA complained to the ombudsman. This reply shows that the complaint was successful, and the information was released.

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Office of the Ombudsmen - Nga Kaitiaki Mana Tangata

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nicola White, 'Freedom of official information - The Official Information Act in operation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/zoomify/34787/ombudsmans-ruling-about-official-information-2011 (accessed 8 March 2021)

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