It may surprise some, but I am attending, and in fact will be a panelist, at a Labour Party conference tomorrow.
It is the OpenLabourNZ conference, and the agenda is on Red Alert. The focus is on how to make Government more open.
I believe the Internet, and other tools, has huge potential to help open up Government. I was pleased to be invited to contribute, and my response was that I am a big believer that good policy is good policy, regardless of the source. There is no monopoly on good ideas.
So I’m looking forward to attending, and seeing what eventuates. One of the advantage of opposition is you are able to take a step back from governing, and look at whether there is a better way one can do things.Tags: OpenLabourNZ