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Petition: Prime Minister should release secret coalition agreement

Jacinda-Ardern-Winston-Peters.jpgThe new Government refuses to release an agreement between the Labour Party and New Zealand First about the rules and expectations of Ministers under the coalition.

The document, apparently 38 pages long, is alleged to contain Ministerial directives and strategy for the coalition government. 

documents.jpgThat document is of obvious public importance – yet the Prime Minister’s Office has refused to release it in responses to requests under the Official Information Act. Incredibly, Ms Ardern claims the document doesn’t represent “official information”.

We say that’s absurd, taxpayers and the public are entitled to know what it contains.

Jacinda Ardern made much of transparency and freedom of information while in opposition. We say she should walk the walk, not just talk the talk on freedom of information, and obey the Official Information Act by releasing the secret agreement. If you agree, add your name to the petition below. 

"We call on Jacinda Ardern to respect the Official Information Act and release the secret 38-page addendum to the Labour - NZ First coalition agreement."

Who's signing

Steve Fox
Bryce Allen
Guy Pettingell
Glenn Hill
Jo Degen-Smith
Megan Sharpe
Ian Thompson
Shelly Hill
Mary Davenport
Ian Matsell
Mohan Parbhu
Glenn Rust
David Hammond
Michelle Brackebush
David Bisman
Cathy Bentley
Megan Owen
Brenda Spiller
Brenda Spiller
Steve Sunde
Carmel Claridge
Karen Raaymakers
Karen Raaymakers
Andrew Hodgson
Robert Davey
Robert Davey
Alan Campbell
Tim Joss
Sean Fitzpatrick
Kahleen Ann Reilly
3,517 SIGNATURES
5,000 signatures

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