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Vigilant public servants the key to NZ's number-1 ranking

Vigilant public servants the key to New Zealand’s number-1 ranking


New Zealand’s public servants can take pride today that their free, frank and fearless work has again been recognised by Transparency International, the PSA says.

For the third year in a row, New Zealand has been rated the least corrupt country in the world in the annual Corruption Perceptions Index.

Transparency International said the top score for New Zealand reflects the integrity of our public service.

"We’re delighted to see the integrity, honesty and work ethic of our members recognised in this influential global report," PSA National Secretary Erin Polaczuk says.

"By standing together in union, the PSA’s public service members have been able to speak out about neutrality and their duty to provide free, frank and fearless advice."

Ms Polaczuk says while today’s news is cause for celebration, there is still more work to do.

"Protection around whistleblowers needs to be strengthened, and we look forward to the review of the Protected Disclosures Act.

"We also welcome recent statements by the State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes about the need to maintain and enhance New Zealanders’ trust in their public service.

"As Transparency International points out, complacency is the biggest risk - and the PSA’s members in the public sector will continue to be vigilant."
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