Media Releases

Fraudsters exploit kindness; they are dangerous and malicious

17 November 2020

Just as we are using the COVID app and wearing masks, we need to protect our homes, incomes, businesses and our open lifestyle from attacks by malevolent fraudsters.”

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New Zealand needs to do more to fight foreign bribery

13 October 2020

Our Parliament has exhibited an admirable tone from the top during the COVID-19 crisis. A strong Parliamentary code of conduct goes a long way to ensuring they do as well during the next crisis

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Political parties on transparency and corruption

18 September 2020

Our Parliament has exhibited an admirable tone from the top during the COVID-19 crisis. A strong Parliamentary code of conduct goes a long way to ensuring they do as well during the next crisis

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Public Service Act a Milestone

13 August 2020

Our Parliament has exhibited an admirable tone from the top during the COVID-19 crisis. A strong Parliamentary code of conduct goes a long way to ensuring they do as well during the next crisis

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Advocacy Success: HRC to sign WHO joint statement on public disclosure of results from clinical trials

3 August 2020

Our Parliament has exhibited an admirable tone from the top during the COVID-19 crisis. A strong Parliamentary code of conduct goes a long way to ensuring they do as well during the next crisis

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The Parliamentary Code of Conduct is a first step, much more needed

30 July 2020

Our Parliament has exhibited an admirable tone from the top during the COVID-19 crisis. A strong Parliamentary code of conduct goes a long way to ensuring they do as well during the next crisis

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Parliamentary monitoring and reporting is critical in dealing with COVID-19 responses

28 March 2020

“The risk of fraud and corruption is compounded during crises like the COVID-19 pandemic. When quick decisions are necessary to move vast amounts of resources, bribery, fraud and corruption abound,” says Suzanne Snively, Chair of Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ). “We must anticipate this now to avoid dilution of our government’s relief and recovery efforts.”

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New Zealand tops the 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index

23 January 2020

The 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index released on 23 January, 2020 by Transparency International has New Zealand sitting first equal with Denmark with a score of 87 out of 100. Compiled annually by Transparency International (a global anti-corruption organisation), the index ranks countries worldwide by perceived levels of public sector corruption.

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Algorithm Charter puts the focus on people

6 January 2020

Transparency of political party funding is essential to provide clarity about who is influencing decision making.

The lack of transparency is putting New Zealand’s reputation for strong integrity at serious risk. It erodes trust in our elected representatives, degrades our financial well-being, and impacts on our society and how it works together.

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Transparency of Political Party Funding Essential

25 November 2019

Transparency of political party funding is essential to provide clarity about who is influencing decision making.

The lack of transparency is putting New Zealand’s reputation for strong integrity at serious risk. It erodes trust in our elected representatives, degrades our financial well-being, and impacts on our society and how it works together.

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