Open Government | The Jackal

18 Nov 2011

Open Government

Labours vision (PDF) for an open and transparent government is truly inspiring. Here's the best bit:
Transparency in political offices 
● Establish as default practice Ministers and government agencies releasing all Cabinet papers and other relevant papers onto a dedicated website, in line with the Official Information Act (the Act), once a decision is announced by government. 
Exceptions will apply for security or commercially sensitive information and other areas already set out in the Act, with the usual request and appeal processes continuing to apply where the government does not release papers by default.