“Jacinda Ardern has promised the most open and transparent government in New Zealand’s history.
“But more than 13 months into the Labour-NZ First administration we are none the wiser about whether its ministers are conflicted in relation to personal or pecuniary matters.
In 2012, the previous Government and the Chief Ombudsman agreed to an annual proactive release of information about the management of ministerial conflicts of interest in order to provide public assurance that they were being managed appropriately.
But despite ACT’s repeated requests for the information, the Government has refused to release it.
So the Key Government in 2012 agreed to proactively release ministerial conflicts, and the Ardern Government has refused to do so.
Again I remind people they promised to be the most open and transparent Government ever. Ha.