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Introduction

MPs' guide to the Auditor-General.

This booklet is for members of Parliament (MPs) and for new MPs in particular. It gives an overview of the Auditor-General’s role and outlines the kind of interaction, advice, and support that MPs can expect from the Office of the Auditor-General (the Office).

Put simply, it’s the Auditor-General’s job as an officer of Parliament to help you, as Parliament’s elected representatives, to hold public entities to account for their use of public money.

We are fortunate to live in a society that expects and supports fair and transparent government, and we have good systems and processes in place to meet that expectation.

Our public sector is among the best in the world on many counts. That said, there’s always room for improvement. It’s the Auditor-General’s vision to have a high-performing and trusted public sector.

We will help you to scrutinise the effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability of public entities to make sure that they are operating as Parliament intends them to.

We look forward to working alongside you to serve Parliament and the people of New Zealand.

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Greg Schollum
Deputy Controller and Auditor-General

26 September 2017

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MPs' guide to the Auditor-General

ISBN 978-0-478-44274-8