Interview with Judith Collins
In this conversation with elocal, Judith Collins discusses various topics related to her roles and responsibilities in the New Zealand government. She highlights the government’s success in delivering on its promises and the importance of a non-politicized prosecution system. Collins also discusses the challenges in the defense portfolio and the need for efficiency and transparency in government. She emphasizes the importance of digitizing government services and improving cybersecurity. Collins also talks about the government’s response to the Christchurch Mosque attack and the potential of New Zealand’s space industry. She emphasizes the role of science, innovation, and technology in driving the country’s progress and calls for fostering an environment of innovation and creativity. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the New Zealand Sovereignty Fund and the need for relevance and dynamism in the country’s approach to global challenges.
Points of Note:
The New Zealand government has been successful in delivering on its promises, which is a refreshing change.
Efficiency and transparency in government are crucial for effective governance.
Digitizing government services and improving cybersecurity are important for the country’s progress.
Science, innovation, and technology play a vital role in addressing global challenges and driving economic growth.
00:00 Introduction and Acknowledgment
00:50 Government Delivering on Promises
02:00 Role as Attorney General
03:47 Importance of Non-Politicized Prosecution System
04:26 Workload and Responsibilities as Attorney General
05:24 Challenges in the Defense Portfolio
06:55 Efficiency and Transparency in Government
08:52 Digitizing Government and Improving Services
09:19 Digital Identity Card and Voluntary Use
11:18 Importance of Digitizing Government
13:43 GCSB and Cybersecurity
17:07 Government Response to Christchurch Mosque Attack
19:02 New Zealand’s Space Industry
22:29 Science, Innovation, and Technology
25:55 New Zealand Sovereignty Fund and Infrastructure Bank
28:45 Opportunity to Make Changes and Be Relevant
30:12 Fostering Innovation and Creativity
30:43 Conclusion and Farewell