Submission of the Ombudsman - Environmental Reporting Bill

Ombudsman:
Dame Beverley Wakem
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I support giving legislative effect to a process for regular and comprehensive reporting on the environment.

It is in the interests of all New Zealanders to have comprehensive and reliable information available regularly on environmental issues that affect all of us.

I do however have significant concerns with one aspect of the bill, namely clause 16, under which the Secretary for the Environment (MFE) and the Government Statistician can veto release of information to be used in an environmental report.

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