FYI.org.nz is a open-source online tool that is used for transparently submitting and sharing requests under the Official Information Act. We're using FYI to make it easy for you to make an OIA request to the Minister of Trade, Tim Groser regarding the TPPA.
The more individualised your OIA the better, but to help you make your submission, we've compiled a few sentences you could copy and paste below. FYI discourages use of duplicate requests, and there's a "follow this" link on already made requests for people who want to ask exactly the same thing, so feel free to get creative or simply add your support to one that someone else has made.
How do I make an OIA request?
You simply need to ask for the information. There are no formalities. You don’t even need to mention the OIA. You don’t need to explain the reason for your request. You can do it with a phone call if you like. There is only one rule: you need to spell out what you’re after. Under the Official Information Act, every citizen has the right to access information held by public bodies. By law, they have to respond.
Examples of sentences you can copy and paste when making your request:
If Malaysia can release TPPA text before it’s signed and say no deal with “fast track”, why can't NZ?
It is imperative that we see the draft text of the agreement before it is a done deal.
- Please release the draft text of the TPPA. This international agreement could curb New Zealanders' internet freedom and intellectual property rights among other things.
More questions on OIA? Click here for a guideline: How to use the Official Information Act
For more info on the TPPA, visit www.itsourfuture.org.nz
To watch our short explanation video & sign the petition on the TPPA, visit: www.actionstation.org.nz/tppa