In New Zealand, there are two major inquiries into security/defence issues running in parallel, and the one demonstrating more transparency and candour is not the one that you’d expect.
Minister gets inadequate advice from departmental officials, gets caught out. That’s embarrassing, but hardly of lasting impact…
Kicking the problematic cases upstairs for the Minister to operate as some kind of ‘last chance saloon’ is to turn the deportation decision into a lottery.
New Zealand scores well on many international rankings of openness… those surveys have also pinpointed major weaknesses.
How the TPP trade deal means trouble for our drugs buying agency.