Coalition for Open Government

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The Coalition for Open Government was a political pressure group formed in the late 1970s to promote open government in New Zealand. The Coalition disbanded in the-mid 1980s but re-formed in April 2007, in response to Government plans to rewrite the election finance laws.

History[edit]

The group was formed in opposition to thethen Prime Minister Robert Muldoon's Think Big programme. It sought to allow greater access to government-held information. The pressure it exerted was important in the adoption of the Official Information Act 1982.

Patrons[edit]

The group's patrons are Lloyd Geering, Patricia Grace, Anton Oliver and Paul Harris.

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