Auditor-General's Annual report 2017/18 published
The Auditor-General’s Annual report 2017/18 was presented to
the House of Representatives today.
In this report
we describe the Office’s work in 2017/18, and give an
update on progress against our strategic intentions and the
public sector outcomes we seek to influence. We also discuss
the external challenges we face, the demands these place on
us, and how we are responding so that we continue playing a
critical role in supporting New Zealanders’ trust and
confidence in the public sector.
The report also
provides the Office’s financial statements for 2017/18,
describes the services the Office was funded to deliver in
2017/18, and how well the Office delivered those
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