2001/02

A list of our work produced between 1 July 2001 and 30 June 2002.
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...

Providing and Caring For School Property

August 2001: This is report assesses the Ministry’s performance in managing the property portfolio. We focused on the management arrangements in place between the Ministry and school Boards of Trustees, and the systems and processes for managing (including funding) the provision and maintenance of school property...

Ministry of Defence: Acquisition of Light Armoured Vehicles and Light Operational Vehicles

August 2001: We have compiled this report from the markedly divergent views of the MoD, the NZDF and Army. Documentary evidence was often poor. Key decisions were often not recorded. Nevertheless, we feel that we have assembled a compelling picture that illustrates problems in the key areas of governance, relationships, accountabilities, and defence planning...

The Police: Dealing with Dwelling Burglary

September 2001: This is a performance audit of the way in which the Police deal with dwelling burglaries, pursue their outcome targets, and make use of their resources...

New Zealand Defence Force: Deployment to East Timor

November 2001: In September 1999 New Zealand Defence Force personnel went into East Timor to restore peace and security as part of a multinational force (the largest deployment of New Zealand military personnel since the Korean conflict in the 1950s). We examined how the NZDF planned for and how it prepared to assemble and train forces capable of achieving the mission...

Reporting Public Sector Performance

January 2002: We wrote this report to stimulate discussion about how public entities set direction, and measure and report performance. We wish to contribute to improvement in public entities’ accountability for their performance to Parliament, ratepayers and the public...

Ministry of Health: Progress in Implementing the Recommendations of the Cervical Screening Inquiry

February 2002: The Ministerial Inquiry into the under-reporting of cervical smear abnormalities in the Gisborne Region raised some serious concerns about whether the National Cervical Screening Programme is as effective as it could be. The Committee of Inquiry’s report, released in April 2001, made recommendations for future action to improve the Programme. We examined the progress made and the work remaining to be done to implement the Committee of Inquiry’s recommendations...

Purchasing Primary Health Care Provided in General Practice

March 2002: Few of us know the complicated funding and purchasing arrangements that underpin primary health care consultations and how the arrangements have developed - particularly over the last 10 years. This report provides explanation and analysis of what the arrangements look like now...