Minister's Twitter Feed

Andrew Riddell made this Official Information request to Minister for Economic Development

The request was refused by Minister for Economic Development.

From: Andrew Riddell

Dear Minister for Economic Development,

I request that you unblock my access to your twitter feed.

As your tweets relate to your Ministerial responsibilities I consider that they are official information, and able to be requested.

My twitter handle is @AndrewRiddell1

I confirm I am a New Zealand citizen resident in New Zealand.

Kia ora,

Andrew Riddell

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From: S Joyce (MIN)
Minister for Economic Development

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Andrew Riddell left an annotation ()

Am complaining to Ombudsman about the complete lack of response.

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Andrew Riddell left an annotation ()

I complained to the Ombudsman who concluded that there is no legal grounds to require Joyce to unblock me on Twitter. The Ombudsman considered that I was effectively asking for future information not existing information and that is not provided for under the Official Information Act.

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Marcus Cook left an annotation ()

If you log out of Twitter, you should be able to view his feed in any case, as he wouldn't be a locked account I wouldn't think.
You wouldn't be able to tweet him though, of course.

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