Public Sector Articles

Anne Gilbert

Pivotal Anti-corruption Role for Public Sector Leaders

12 March 2018

Anne Gilbert

Anne Gilbert

TINZ Project Manager
Public Sector

The first public sector Leaders Integrity Forum for 2018 focused on how our public servants can support the government in its commitment to combat and prevent corruption in New Zealand. Forum chair, Greg Schollum, Deputy Auditor General, introduced the first speaker, Andrew Bridgman, Chief Executive and Secretary for Justice.

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Momentum building on lobbyists transparency

12 March 2018

Bryce Edwards

TINZ delegated authority including political party integrity

Transparency issues in New Zealand are suddenly gaining serious momentum  mostly due to the change of government. Not all  the changes are positive.

An important development has been the Green Party decision to make public the appointment diaries of its Ministers and to ban all of its MPs and staff from accepting gifts..

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Hon Clare Curran talks about transparency

20 December 2017

Transparency International New Zealand’s (TINZ) mission intersects in many places with Hon Clare Curran. Her portfolios with the new Government include Minister of Broadcasting, Communications, and Digital Media and Minister for Government Digital Services. In addition, Curran was also allocated the associate portfolios for the Accident Compensation Corporation and the State Services Commission.

In a presentation at the December TINZ board meeting and a previous radio interview with TINZ Director Mark Sainsbury,

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TINZ New Year’s Wishes

10 November 2017

TINZ Staff

New Governments tend to bring with them fresh optimism and hope for further reform, and New Zealand is no exception.  We are very pleased with the commitments this government has made for better practices around issues of transparency.  Several Members of Parliament have promised to work directly with Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) in advancing our mutual corruption prevention interests.

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Leaders Integrity Forums introductory overview

7 November 2017

Anne Gilbert

TINZ Project Manager
Public Sector

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) works in partnership with the Office of the Auditor General (OAG) to host a series of Leaders Integrity Forums for public sector leaders on themes pertaining to transparency, integrity and anti-corruption prevention.

Here, the public sector leaders come together to discuss issues of common interest,

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Open Government Partnership: submissions update

7 November 2017

David Dunsheath

Delegated authority for Parliamentary Relations

Newsletter Co-Editor

TINZ recently provided requested feedback on two elements of New Zealand’s ‘Open Government Partnership’ (OGP) National Action Plan 2016-18

Open Government Data Dashboard prototype – October submission

On 20 October 2017 TINZ submitted feedback on the a draft Open Data Dashboard.

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DG NZSIS Rebecca Kitteridge guest speaker

Letting in the Light – Increasing Transparency in the New Zealand Intelligence Community

7 November 2017

Rebecca Kitteridge

Director-General of Security

New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

Rebecca Kitteridge’s presentation focussed on the increased openness and transparency of the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC) – in the work that they do and how they do it.

Rebecca spoke about the values of open government, democracy and integrity in decision making,

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Treasury’s Financial Statements of the Government: revealed in lock-up

6 November 2017

George White

TINZ Communications and Research Analyst

I represented Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) at the October 5th Treasury lock-up for the Financial Statements of the Government (FSG). This event is intended to brief the media and interested organisations just prior to general release of the FSG.

Central government’s financial statements were provided to attendees,

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The New Zealand Government’s pledges tracked from 2016 Global Anti-Corruption Summit

1 October 2017

David Dunsheath

David Dunsheath

TINZ Board Member

Delegated authority for Parliamentary Relations

Co-Editor Newsletter

In May 2016, 43 countries and six international organisations were convened at the Global Anti-Corruption Summit in London (ACS). The Summit encouraged the pursuit of ambitious individual action plans by asking countries to make specific commitments or pledges.

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Opportunity for lessons learned from the resignation of the Auditor-General

14 September 2017

David McNeill

David McNeill

TINZ Deputy Chair

Reporting from Auckland

Election season is upon us and Parliament has been dissolved. Yet the sense that something sordid remains to be divulged in Sir Maarten Wevers’ report and the brief tenure of Martin Matthews as Auditor-General.

If the contents of the Sir Maarten Wevers report simply covers personal employment matters,

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