Labour has revealed it sent internal policy documents and
speech notes for leader David Cunliffe to a Government
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) spokeswoman
Clare Curran's staff accidently emailed the documents to
Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams.
One of the documents outlined Labour's potential strategy in
the ICT sector.
It included proposals such as a fixed monthly allocation of
broadband for every citizen, a Digital Bill of Rights, and a
levy on telecommunications companies or internet service
providers to fund New Zealand digital content.
Ms Adams said: "Strangely enough, it's the second time
they've included me on their internal communications. So
maybe they like me, who knows?
"They invited me to a strategy session just after Mr Cunliffe
became leader so I'm starting to get a complex.''
The minister said she had only a brief look at the documents
but it appeared that Labour's main idea was to start all
their policies with the word Kiwi.
Ms Curran's document outlined plans for policies called
KiwiMap, KiwiCode, KiwiCall, KiwiCap, KiwiCloud and Kiwis
The background notes were for a speech that Mr Cunliffe was
scheduled to give yesterday morning.