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TINZ Releases

Public Sector Integrity Media Release. State Services Commission took a very positive step in addressing a key recommendation of TINZ's Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment by advertising a role for Deputy Commissioner, Integrity, Ethics and Standards. 11 May, 2017.

Defence Inquiry Media Release. Transparency needed to support the integrity of our Defence Force.

TINZ AML2 Submission. Transparency International New Zealand's latest select committee submission (20 April) on the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Amendment Bill makes eight recommendations.

Blog Posts

Brand upon the brain – protecting New Zealand’s global reputation. It’s not every day that a conversation about how we can all protect, and create advantage from, New Zealand’s global reputation leaves a group of people animated and full of pride – but it should be. Blog post by Ann Webster, Assistant Auditor-General for Research & Development, at the recent Transparency International NZ's Leaders Integrity Forum (May 2017).

New Zealand transparency, integrity and accountability

Aucklander jailed in corruption case audited Queenstown tenders.

Corruption allegations threaten to wreck Muscat’s premiership in Malta Panama Papers scandal continues to dog EU’s smallest country. Family members allegedly instructed lawyers to set up secret offshore trusts in New Zealand and companies in Panama.

Siah Hwee Ang: Asia is moving fast, but not necessarily in our direction.

Panama Papers: Malta scandal exposes NZ trusts again "the latest revelations, which relate to the same trusts, raise doubts over the effectiveness of the New Zealand government's attempts to stop money laundering through its offshore trusts.

Four of China's 'most wanted' for corruption believed to be hiding in Auckland.

Malta scandal exposes New Zealand trusts again The latest wave of allegations in Malta underline how easily the New Zealand disclosure laws can be avoided, which the new laws do not change. If the reports are substantiated, they raise a far more serious picture of money-laundering from one of the most corrupt countries in the world, in which New Zealand's foreign trusts played a significant role.

New Zealand navy paid $700,000 to firm mired in ‘Fat Leonard’ sex and bribery scandal Exclusive: Royal New Zealand Navy says no investigation opened following biggest ever US navy bribery case.

NZ Politics Daily: Can the Auditor-General be trusted to combat corruption in New Zealand? Bryce Edwards

NZ Politics Daily: Government’s Trump-like threats against opponents Bryce Edwards

Brand upon the brain – protecting New Zealand’s global reputation It’s not every day that a conversation about how we all can protect, and create advantage from, New Zealand’s global reputation leaves a group of people animated and full of pride – but it should be. Blog post by Ann Webster, Assistant Auditor-General for Research & Development, at the recent Transparency International NZ's Leaders Integrity Forum (May 2017).

International

Unexplained Wealth Orders: How to catch the corrupt and corrupt money in the UK. UK parliament passed an important provision that introduces a powerful new weapon into the anti-corruption arsenal: Unexplained Wealth Orders.

Advisory Group on Anti-Corruption and Integrity Delivers Recommendations for OECD developed during the Corruption and Integrity Forum in March 2017. The Secretary-General convened the Advisory Group in March 2015 with a mandate to think how the OECD can increase its impact of its anti-corruption and integrity program as part of the global effort to promote good governance and sound markets. Former TI Chair, Huguette Labelle, is a member of the Advisory Group. Amongst its 22 recommendations are addressing topics, such as whistle-blowing. Recommendation 17 is to foster good practice so NGOs can provide informed and independent opinions about government’s anti-corruption and integrity performance.

Transparency International New Zealand

Integrity gets a seat at the top table in the Public Sector. Transparency needed to support the integrity of our Defence Force

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Protect our whistleblowers
Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) is calls for better whistleblower protection. 8 Aug, 2017

Auditor General resignation requires transparency
Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) calls on Parliament to release the report by Sir Maarten Wevers that lead to the resignation of Auditor-General Martin Matthews. 5 Aug, 2017

TINZ applauds decline in foreign trusts
Government implementation of tougher disclosure requirements for foreign trusts have led to around 75% discontinuing or exiting New Zealand. 9 Jul, 2017

Public Sector Integrity Media Release
State Services Commission took a very positive step in addressing a key recommendation of TINZ's Integrity Plus 2013 New Zealand National Integrity System Assessment by advertising a role for Deputy Commissioner, Integrity, Ethics and Standards. 11 May, 2017

Corruption Perceptions Index 2016 TINZ media release
Transparency International 25 Jan, 2017