08 May 2020 – Government publicly releases documents relating to decisions as part of its response to COVID-19

Type of Intervention: Specific Action, Proactive release of documents
Sectors Involved: Executive Office, Cabinet
Intervention Categories: Education and awareness
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Prime Minister and Cabinet

Overview: Government proactively releases previously confidential documents related to Cabinet deliberations and decisions about pandemic response measures
Full details here: https://covid19.govt.nz/resources/key-documents-and-legislation/proactive-release/

Type of Justification: Public Opinion (e.g. consultations, opinion polling)
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other
Evidence/Justification: The Parliamentary Epidemic Response Select Committee had issued calls for government transparency and suggested that legal advice to government be released