Agreement signed for journalists to obtain parliamentary swipe card

Alex Harris made this Official Information request to Parliamentary Service

The request was refused by Parliamentary Service.

From: Alex Harris

Dear Parliamentary Service,

Firstly, I understand that you are not yet subject to the OIA. However, I also understand that you have a policy of responding to requests as if you were. So, I'd like to request some information:

* the agreement signed by members of the parliamentary press gallery to obtain a swipe card to access parliament.

I am askign because it has been revealed that parliamentary services turned over information from a journalist's swipe card, allowing their movements to be tracked. Questions are being asked whether this constituted an invasion of privacy, and whether journalists are properly warned that information is being collected and may be used in this manner.

I would prefer to receive an electronic response. Queries about this request will be automatically forwarded to me by the website.

With regards to s12 of the OIA, I am an NZ citizen and in NZ.

Yours faithfully,

Alex Harris

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From: Parliamentary Information Service
Parliamentary Service

Thank you for your enquiry. It has been received by the Parliamentary Information Service. This service responds to information requests from the public which relate to all aspects of the New Zealand Parlaiment.
We will reply to your request within the next 3 days.

Bessie Sutherland
Research Client Services Librarian
Parliamentary Information Service
Parliamentary Service, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand
T: [04] 817 9647 F: [04] 817 2551
E: [Parliamentary Service request email] W:

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From: Diana Wolken
Parliamentary Service

Dear Alex


As you detail in your email dated 28 June 2013, Parliamentary Service is
not subject to the Official Information Act.  


Kind regards



Diana Wolken



Diana Wolken

Communications Manager


Parliamentary Service

Te Ratonga Whare Päremata


Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand

Te Whanganui-a-Tara, Aotearoa


T   | Waea: [04] 817 6674

M  | Waea Pukoro: 021 406 501

E  | Imēra:  [1][email address]

W | Pae Tukutuku: [2]





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