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September 2017 Transparency Times

September 2017 Transparency Times

The latest TINZ Transparency Times is now available on the TINZ website.

ELECTIONS

How the political parties stand

Transparency International New Zealand sent six questions to all major political parties. We requested the policy stance of each party on each of these questions so that New Zealand citizens know how each party stands on key transparency and anti-corruption issues.


In this issue:

From the Chair September 2017

Elections

Pre election Economic and Fiscal Update

New Zealand elections can be trusted

TINZ hosts Asia Pacific Regional Meeting

José Ugaz New Zealand Visit

Protected disclosures need attention

Opportunity for lessons learned from resignation of the Auditor General

Open Govt Partnership interim update submission

Keitha Boot Open Government Partnership reviewer

The New Zealand Project

Internal audits role in whistleblowing

Short takes

In case you missed it September 2017

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