Budget Transparency Articles

Wellbeing budget gold nuggets of transparency and accountability

5 July 2019

David Dunsheath

TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for Open Government

Transparency Times Newsletter Co-editor

The Coalition Government’s Wellbeing Budget 2019 was announced on 30 May as reported in the June edition of Transparency Times. It contains various initiatives to enhance transparency and accountability in our nation which are summarised below.

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How open is Government’s 2018 Budget data?

14 July 2018

How would you rate the usefulness of the 2018 Budget-related information associated with The Minister of Finance, Hon Grant Robertson’s Budget delivery on 17 May 2018? 

The Treasury seeks your feedback on this information to improve the usability of future budget documents and data sets. Links to the relevant budget documents and to the brief ‘open data’ 4-question survey,

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Budget day gold nuggets

31 May 2018

David Dunsheath

Hon Minister of Finance, Grant Robertson, at Pre-Budget media lockup 17 May 2018

David Dunsheath

TINZ Member with delegated authority for Open Government

Transparency Times Newsletter Co-editor

The Minister of Finance, Hon Grant Robertson, presented his 2018 Budget on 17 May to a fanfare of both ‘too cautious’ and ‘not cautious enough’ commentaries from across the political spectrum.

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New Zealand tops open budget survey again

6 February 2018

New Zealand topped the 2017 Open Budget Index, placed first equal with South Africa with a score of 89 out of 100.  New Zealand was the single best score in both the previous surveys of 2015 and 2012.

The report notes that New Zealand provides limited opportunities for the public to engage in the budget process as is common for all countries surveyed. 

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New Zealand Joins The Open Government Partnership Media Release

19 September 2013

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Transparency International New Zealand Welcomes Prime Minister’s News: NZ to join Open Government Partnership.

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No Complacency for Corruption on Anniversary of 100 Years of Public Service Act TINZ PR 2013

1 April 2013

TINZ Press Release 1 April 2013: The New Zealand public sector has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the least corrupt in the world. On the day of its 100th Anniversary, Transparency International (New Zealand) warns that there is no room for complacency in the quest towards higher standards of governance.

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Open Budget Initiative 2012 Media Release

23 January 2013

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New Zealand Attains Top Ranking in International Study of Budget Transparency. TINZ Press Release

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