Felix Marwick from ZB tweeted:
Getting releases from unions about Labour’s wages policy before I’ve been sent the material by Labour. Embargo times are different too.
Well at least the unions are getting to release Labour’s wages policy for them, rather than have Whale Oil do it like he did for ICT.
No surprise the unions are doing releases on it, as they of course would have written it.
But in another policy, a key organisation mentioned turns out to know nothing about the policy proposal. This is NZ on Screen. Labour’s policy says:
Labour will consider expanding the role of NZ Onscreen as a broader online content storage facility and will actively encourage new business models where NZ creative content can be distributed online in an affordable and accessible way.
Russell Brown notes:
It’s not clear what content an expanded NZ On Screen would be storing or how a strictly non-commercial public-good service would facilitate new business models.
Exactly. NZ on Screen (a wonderful service) provides content for free, and has no access controls, tracking, charging etc. So touting it as a business model is like touting a foodbank as a new business model for Woolworths.
So it is no surprise perhaps that NZ on Screen has tweeted:
To clarify for those interested, we have had no conversations with Labour about this policy: http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/5794027/Labour-reveals-radical-internet-ideas it’s news to us too!
Oh dear, this is not the sign of good policy formulation.Tags: Labour, NZ on Screen, Russell Brown, unions