Official Information Act 1982 average response times (media companies vs members of the public).
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From: Mr M P Ross
Dear Ministry of Justice,
Under the Official Information Act 1982, I ask the following about Official Information Requests, which of course is administered by the Ministry of Justice.
1) Do media companies and organisations receive preferential treatment to their official information request in terms of receiving responses/official information faster than individual members of the public under the Official Information Act 1982?
2) What is the average or mean waiting time (in days) for individuals to receive request information from every department or interdepartmental venture, Minister of the Crown, and organisations in accordance with section 12 of the Official Information Act 1982?
3) What is the average or mean waiting time (in days) to receive request information on behalf of media companies (e.g. Stuff.co.nz, Newshub, Radio NZ, TVNZ, NZ Herald) from every department or interdepartmental venture, Minister of the Crown, and organisations in accordance with section 12 of the Official Information Act 1982?
4) Do departments, interdepartmental ventures, Ministers of the Crown, and organisations intentionally delay the release of official information that they have available? e.g. 'someone and/or a department has the information ready, and they sit on it for 2 weeks'.
Mr M P Ross
Ministry of Justice
Thank you for contacting the Official Information Act request mailbox for
the Ministry of Justice. We will endeavour to respond to your email within
You can find more information about how we can help you at our Official
Information Act Requests page.
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Ministry of Justice
Kia ora Mr Ross,
Please find attached the response to your OIA request of 8 February 2021
regarding average OIA response times for media.
Senior Media Adviser | Communications Services
Ministry of Justice | Tāhū o te Ture
P 04 918 8980 | Ext 58980 | M 027 291 3518
[email address] | justice.govt.nz
1. mailto:[email address]