Business of Government: advertising guidelines, proactive release stats and more...

Business of Government: advertising guidelines, proactive release stats and more...
New guidance should hopefully mean no more ads like this one advocating for three waters reforms. (Image: DIA)
Jem Traylen
Proactive release of cabinet papers taken more seriouslyThe adage attributed to Peter Drucker – “what gets measured gets managed” –  certainly rings true in the public service. Timeliness of responses to Official Information Act requests significantly improved once a league table of agency performance was published.The same is now happening for the proactive release of cabinet papers.In attempting to live up to its ambition of being “the most open and transparent government ever”, ministers have been req...

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