Tagged: open government

Charging for official information - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Jan 26, 2016

Debate over the Reserve Bank’s new charging policy has continued.  Under a heading “The perils of user-pays democracy” Bryce Edwards had a nice summary of the articles and commentaries that had appeared by late last week.   And since then the flow has continued –  including a Rob Hosking piece in NBR, a Dominion-Post article about, and interview … Read More

OIA: changes in RB practice and in law needed - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Jan 19, 2016

Just before Christmas, I drew attention to the Reserve Bank’s new policy of charging for Official Information Act requests.   At the time, this paragraph appeared on the Bank’s website. The Reserve Bank has a policy of charging for information provided in response to Official Information requests when the chargeable time taken to provide the information exceeds one hour, … Read More