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The Auditor-General's staff discuss interesting, perplexing, and pleasing aspects of their work...

Suicide: Auditing a complex topic

I have worked for the Office of the Auditor-General for more than 11 years. In that time, I’ve audited a wide range of organisations, programmes, and services.

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New Zealand statistics on suicide

Before the end of this year, the Auditor-General will publish a performance audit report on collecting and using information about suicides.

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Performance reporting – why is it important?

The wealth of mediaeval English monarchs, the spoils from the age of exploration and conquest, the wealth creation of the new middle classes in the industrial revolution… What have these got to do with performance reporting in the New Zealand public sector? Quite a lot, as it turns out.

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I’ll settle for second best. Yeah right.

A relative in Hawaii recently asked me what it was like to live in New Zealand. My reply? “I love it – can’t complain”. But should I?

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Putting a human face on our work

When I became a performance auditor, I expected I would be working at a desk, reading and reviewing files, and assessing and auditing numbers on a page.

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