Parliament reports

A list of reports, articles, or published letters about parliamentary processes or parliamentarians.
Auditor-General's decision on parliamentary and ministerial accommodation entitlements

October 2009: In September, the Auditor-General received some requests to inquire into the way parliamentary and ministerial accommodation entitlements are administered and how they have been applied in relation to Hon Bill English. We gathered extensive background information on the two systems for administering accommodation entitlements and analysed their application to individual circumstances, including those of Mr English...

Government and parliamentary publicity and advertising

June 2005: Publicity and advertising are important activities for governments and parliamentary parties, which can legitimately be paid for with public funds. But at the same time such activities are inherently sensitive, and open to the risk of abuse...

Parliamentary Salaries, Allowances and Other Entitlements

July 2001: The systems, policies, and procedures applying to salaries, allowances and other entitlements of MPs and Ministers have not always been guided by a clear set of principles or desired outcomes. We propose five principles to guide improvements to the current regime, and we present three possible options for change...

Members of Parliament: Accommodation allowances for living in Wellington

March 2001: This report examines the respective roles and responsibilities of the Higher Salaries Commission, the Parliamentary Service, and the Department of Internal Affairs in relation to accommodation entitlements; considers the specific cases of Marian Hobbs MP and Phillida Bunkle MP in relation to the Wellington accommodation allowance; and examines the circumstances in which a Ministerial residence was allocated to Ms Bunkle after her appointment as a Minister in 1999...