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Auditor-General's reports published today

Auditor-General's reports published today


Three of the Auditor-General’s reports were presented to the House of Representatives today:

Response of the New Zealand Police to the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct: Final monitoring report
Ministry of Justice: Modernising court services
Using information to improve social housing services

Response of the New Zealand Police to the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct: Final monitoring report

In 2007, the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct criticised the historical conduct, including sexual conduct, of some police officers and their associates. The Commission made 47 recommendations for the Police. Our fifth and final monitoring report looks at the Police’s response to those recommendations since 2007.

Ministry of Justice: Modernising court services

We carried out a performance audit to assess the effectiveness of the Ministry of Justice’s investment in court services to improve the efficiency and people’s experience of them. We looked at three projects that were part of the Ministry’s investment between 2012 and 2016.

Using information to improve social housing services

In this report, we look at how well Housing New Zealand uses information to meet the needs of its tenants in its management of tenancies, maintenance of houses, and management and investment in new and existing housing.

Two-page summaries and epubs of each report are also available on our website.

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