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OIA request to the Minister of Justice Simon Power:The definition of ‘State capture’ in NZ, and to whom should a complaint should be made.

16 February 2011

Minister of Justice
Simon Power.

‘Open Letter’ / OIA request:
The definition of ‘State capture’ in NZ, and to whom should a complaint should be made.

Dear Minister,

After attending the 14th Transparency International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) in Bangkok last year
– I became acquainted with the form of ‘grand’ corruption known as ‘State capture’.

( ‘State capture’ is  ‘the phenomenon by which vested interests influence and manipulate the policy-making process to its advantage,…’

‘How to tackle the different faces of State Capture’ was the title of one of the workshops I attended at the 14th IACC.  The above quotation is taken from ‘session information’ about that workshop.)

1) Can you please provide the information which is relied upon in New Zealand that defines the form of ‘grand corruption’ known as  ‘State capture’.

2) Please provide the information which advises the ‘lead agency’ in New Zealand to whom a complaint about ‘State capture’ should be addressed.

Yours sincerely,

Penny Bright
Media Spokesperson
Water Pressure Group
Judicially recognised Public Watchdog on Metrowater, water and Auckland regional governance matters.
“Anti-corruption campaigner”.

Attendee: Australian Public Sector Anti-Corruption Conference 2009
Attendee: Transparency International’s 14th Anti-Corruption Conference 2010
Auckland Mayoral Candidate 2010.

Independent Candidate Botany by-election 2011.

Ph (09) 846 9825
021 211 4 127

February 16, 2011 - Posted by | Botany By-election 2011, Fighting corruption in NZ

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