Public Sector Articles

The Auditor General on Governance and Accountability

12 September 2016

Over the nearly 7 years since Lyn Provost has been Auditor General, she has taken time to analyse what has been learned. This is based on responsibilities of publicly reporting on the audits of about 3,700 public entities and preparing 20-30 in-depth reports on specific matters.

Her annual publication, Reflections from our audits: Governance and accountability is an opportunity to publish her views.

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GOPAC reconstituted

25 May 2016

New Zealand GOPAC 25 May 2016

The New Zealand branch of The Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC) was formally reconstituted on 25 May 2016. Chaired by Claire Curran (Lab), with David Bennett (Nat) and Kennedy Graham (Green) as Deputy Chairs with a NZ First member and around ten members from most parties.

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Following the Election

19 September 2014

What Happens Following the Election

This is the first time since 1908 that a third term government has increased its majority in Parliament. In both cases, it meant that the governing party could govern on its own.  In 2014, with the existence of MMP, however, the governing party may also choose to align itself with some of the other parties running for office. 

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2013

3 December 2013


For 2013 Denmark and New Zealand tie for first place in Transparency International’s annual Global Corruption Perceptions Index due to perceptions that their public sectors have the lowest levels of corruption.

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Auditor General 18 March 2009

1 February 2009


18 March 2009

The Auditor-General recently released a report to Parliament which sets out the actions taken in response to the findings of the 14 performance audits the Office of the Auditor-General published during 2007.

Performance Audits from 2007: Follow-up report contains comprehensive coverage of the action taken in response to performance audit reports. The A-G welcomes comments from members of Parliament and the public on the usefulness of the information presented,

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