Kōrero: Freedom of official information

Alan Danks, chair of the Committee on Official Information

Alan Danks, chair of the Committee on Official Information

Alan Danks, seen here in a portrait by Leo Bensemann, was a professor of economics at the University of Canterbury. In 1978 he headed a committee on official information, which released two reports in 1981. Their recommendations were incorporated in the Official Information Act 1982.

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University of Canterbury, Art Collection
Reference: UC/MBL/1985
Oil painting by Leo Bensemann

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Nicola White, 'Freedom of official information - From secrets to availability', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/artwork/34783/alan-danks-chair-of-the-committee-on-official-information (accessed 24 August 2019)

Story by Nicola White, published 20 Jun 2012