You are invited to engage with our panelists in a discussion about how open government might strengthen democracy in Aotearoa New Zealand at a Wellington event (or by Zoom) on 13 April 2023.
News from Trust Democracy includes articles, blog posts and information about events, activities and resources that readers may be interested in.
Make it 16 for democracy
Watch the video recording of the presentation by Anika Green, Caitlin Taylor and Sanat Singh from the Make It 16 campaign given at the Trust Democracy meeting of 1 December 2022.
Why you should support the campaign to lower the voting age
A transcript of the presentation by Anika Green, Caitlin Taylor and Sanat Singh from the Make It 16 campaign given at the Trust Democracy meeting of 1 December 2022.
A Meeting with Members of Make It 16
Trust Democracy is pleased to present you with an opportunity to hear from, and talk with, 3 members from Make It 16 about their campaign to lower the voting age and about their experience of our democratic system.
We’ve been busy!
Trust Democracy has been working on several issues this year – read about the submissions we’ve been making, and how to get involved.
Independent review endorses Taiwan’s open government initiatives
Keitha Booth announces the publication of the review of Taiwan’s first Open Government National Action Plan 2021-2024 and reveals Taiwan’s wish to join the international Open Government Partnership. Civic groups in Taiwan applaud the action plan but seek broader collaboration across civil society, and ongoing training and promotion across central and local government to ensure long-term results and an enduring open government culture.
Charities are worth it! The case for action
Watch a video of Sue Barker arguing for an ‘enabling’ charities regime. The sector will have to act if it doesn’t want the government’s ‘restrictive’ proposals to become law. Included are Sue’s presentation slides.
Charities are worth it!
Sue Barker recommends an independent first-principles review of NZ’s Charities Act and will take your questions.
Helmut Modlik speaks to Trust Democracy’s AGM
Watch or listen to the recording of Helmut Modlik, Tumu Whakarae of Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira, speaking to Trust Democracy’s AGM about his vision for deliberative community governance in Porirua.
Porirua’s forthcoming talanoa-wānanga experiment in deliberative community governance
A transcript of Helmut Modlik’s address, and the subsequent Q & A, at Trust Democracy’s Annual General Meeting that was held on 12 April 2022.