Fiscal Responsibility Articles

Public Finance Act: Extent of transparency

8 August 2019

David Dunsheath

The Public Finance Act 1989 (PFA) provides the legal framework for the financial management system of the Government. It was extensively reviewed at the recent ‘The PFA at 30’ conference hosted by Victoria University of Wellington.

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Wellbeing budget aspirations require transparency and accountability

3 June 2019

On 30 May 2019, Finance Minister, Grant Robertson, introduced a “world-first” Wellbeing Budget. The Minister answered questions about the 2019 budget at a lock-up held to provide context and background information to journalists ahead of the Budget. There are several budget documents including 10 volumes of estimates covering specific department appropriations.   TINZ was represented by Suzanne Snively and David Dunsheath at the event.

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