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Preventing and detecting fraud: are you staying ahead of the game?

Posted by Karen Smith | | filed under: ,

It’s Fraud Awareness Week. Now’s a good time for leaders to check whether they’re as prepared as they could and should be…

Nov 13, 2017 10:13 AM | Read more

People matter: trust and risk

Posted by ann.webster@oag.govt.nz |

At my son’s football match, I watched from the side line along with other parents, who were becoming increasingly unhappy as their sons in opposing teams tested each other.

Sep 13, 2017 04:35 PM | Read more

Data and integrity

Posted by ann.webster@oag.govt.nz |

Baking in integrity to make public services that are sure to rise

Jun 19, 2017 09:50 AM | Read more

Brand upon the brain – protecting New Zealand’s global reputation

Posted by ann.webster@oag.govt.nz |

It’s not every day that a conversation about how we all can protect, and create advantage from, New Zealand’s global reputation leaves a group of people animated and full of pride – but it should be.

May 11, 2017 10:35 AM | Read more | Comments (1)

Responding to the Panama Papers

Posted by ann.webster@oag.govt.nz |

Or, how a mild-mannered accountant helped protect New Zealand’s economy

Mar 16, 2017 03:35 PM | Read more | Comments (1)

Back at number one and it’s personal

Posted by ann.webster@oag.govt.nz |

“Putting people first in maintaining integrity” was a theme in Lyn Provost’s last speech as Auditor-General at the fifth Transparency International Leaders Integrity Forum last week.

Feb 02, 2017 02:10 PM | Read more

The trust paradox

Posted by ann.webster@oag.govt.nz | | filed under: ,

Reconciling security and privacy may be the issue of the decade, senior leaders of public agencies attending the fourth Transparency International Leaders Integrity Forum were told last month.

Oct 19, 2016 11:31 AM | Read more

Quick as a whistle insight to improve whistleblowing

Posted by ann.webster@oag.govt.nz | | filed under:

New Zealand is served by a public sector that is considered worldwide to have high standards of integrity.

Jun 22, 2016 11:48 AM | Read more

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 ...

May 04, 2016 11:55 AM | Read more

I’ll settle for second best. Yeah right.

Posted by rachel.trangmar@oag.govt.nz | | filed under: ,

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?

Apr 27, 2016 11:50 AM | Read more