"Social licence"

Thomas Harvey made this Official Information request to James Shaw

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From: Thomas Harvey

Dear Minister

This is to request under the Official Information Act 1982 all information you hold in a ministerial capacity regarding the definition or use of the term "social licence". To avoid doubt, this request is for information relating to any of your portfolio or other ministerial responsibilities.

Ngā mihi,

Thomas Harvey

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Tēnā koe,


Thank you for contacting the office of Hon James Shaw, Minister of Climate
Change and Associate Minister for the Environment (Biodiversity).


Minister Shaw receives a significant volume of correspondence:


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From: J Shaw (MIN)
James Shaw

Tēnā koe Thomas,

On behalf of the Hon James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change, I wish to officially acknowledge your Official Information request received by our office on Sunday, 14 November 2021 requesting:

“..all information you hold in a ministerial capacity regarding the definition or use of the term "social licence"..."

We will endeavour to respond to your request as soon as possible, and, in any event no later than Friday, 10 December 2021. If we are unable to respond to your request by then, we will notify you of an extension of that timeframe.

Ngā mihi,

The Office of Hon James Shaw
Minister of Climate Change | Associate Minister for the Environment (Biodiversity)| Green Party Co-Leader
Room 2.025, Parliament House| Private Bag 18041 | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

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From: Rio Yoon

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Good afternoon Thomas,

Please find attached a letter from Hon James Shaw.

Kind regards,

Rio Yoon | Private Secretary, Biodiversity/Climate Change
Office of Hon James Shaw
Minister of Climate Change | Associate Minister for the Environment (Biodiversity)
Room 2.026, Parliament House | Private Bag 18041 | Wellington 6160 |
New Zealand
E: [email address]

The information contained in this email message is intended only for the addressee. It may be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient you must not use, disclose, copy or distribute this message or the information in it as this may be unlawful. If you have received this message in error, please email or telephone the sender immediately.

Please note information about meetings related to the Minister’s portfolios will be proactively released (this does not include personal or constituency matters). For each meeting in scope, the summary would list: date, time (start and finish), brief description, location, who the meeting was with, and the portfolio. If you attend a meeting with the Minister on behalf of an organisation, the name of the organisation will be released. If you are a senior staff member at an organisation, or meet with the Minister in your personal capacity, your name may also be released. The location of the meeting will be released, unless it is a private residence. The proactive release will be consistent with the provisions in the Official Information Act, including privacy considerations. Under the Privacy Act 1993 you have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, or are concerned about the release of your information in the meeting disclosure, please contact the sender. You can read more about the proactive release policy at https://www.dia.govt.nz/Proactive-Releas...

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Perhaps you could ask for any communications that include this term. You may be able to derive the definition and it's use from how it has been used in communications in the past.

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