Indexes and Surveys Articles

Whistleblower survey findings

14 March 2019

Michael Macaulay

Whistling While They Work 2 is the largest research project on whistleblowing ever undertaken. Public, private and not for profit sectors in New Zealand and Australia participated. It has helped conversations in New Zealand, around updating the Protected Disclosures Act. Furthermore, a number of Australian jurisdictions have directly cited the project in legislative changes. 

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Human Rights: Measuring what matters!

14 December 2018

Thalia Kehoe Rowden

Communications Lead, Human Rights Measurement Initiative

Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

How good is Guatemala or Greenland at respecting human rights? Who are the best performers in the world, and the worst? What are New Zealand’s or Nigeria’s main human rights challenges? Where should activists, investors and ambassadors target their influence?

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Employees given insufficient ethical support

14 December 2018

Guy Somerset

Senior Communications Advisor

Victoria University of Wellington

Only 29% of New Zealand employees surveyed say their organisation has a comprehensive ethics programme, while 10% say their organisation has none at all.

This Ethics at Work: 2018 survey of employees – Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom originated from the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE) in 2005.

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Ethics at work: Survey of employees 2018

10 November 2018

The first ever New Zealand findings from the international survey ‘The Ethics at Work: Survey of Employees 2018′ will be revealed on 28 November.  This event will analyse employees’ perceptions of ethics in the workplace and the challenges faced by organisations. 


Philippa Foster-Back, CBE, Director of the Institute of Business Ethics, from the UK,

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New Zealand needs increased efforts to fight foreign bribery

5 October 2018

Just released report shows that New Zealand has made little progress since its 2015 ranking of “limited enforcement.”

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Exporting Corruption Report 2018 to release 12 September

7 September 2018

Transparency International – the global anti-corruption organisation – and TINZ umbrella organisation – will be releasing the 2018 edition of its Exporting Corruption report on 12 September, 2018.  This report rates countries based on their enforcement against foreign bribery under the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.

This is the twelfth Exporting Corruption report from Transparency International. It was produced in the organisation’s Secretariat in Berlin,

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Public Trust Survey 2018: Greater trust in Government

6 July 2018

Michael Macaulay

Dr Michael Macaulay

TINZ Member with Delegated Authority

Open Government Partnership, Whistleblowing

Its findings run counter to the decline of trust in democratic political institutions as seen within many countries.

Asked whether they trust the government to do what is right for New Zealand, 65 per cent now answered ‘yes’ compared with 48 per cent in 2016.

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Top rating for New Zealand from Global Tax Forum

3 May 2018

by Gaye Searancke

Deputy Commissioner

Inland Revenue, New Zealand

New Zealand gets top rating from the Global Forum on Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes (the Global Forum)

New Zealand was recently involved in a new and enhanced peer review process conducted by the OECD’s Global Forum. Gaye Searancke,

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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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Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand Corruption survey involving 1000 New Zealand businesses

28 February 2016

A recent survey released by Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) looking at corruption faced by Kiwi businesses shows that bribery and corruption rates have risen significantly, both nationally and regionally.

According to the survey, “Only half of New Zealand businesses would report an illegal demand from customers or suppliers.”

TINZ Contributors Daniel King,

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