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Disclosure of Chief Executive’s expenses, gifts and hospitality

The State Services Commissioner has introduced a disclosure regime for Chief Executive expenses, gifts and hospitality. Chief Executives of Public Service departments and Crown entities are expected to disclose their expenses every six months until 30 June 2012 and thereafter annually.

The State Services Commissioner’s intention is to show New Zealanders that public funds are being spent judiciously, and that senior officials are modelling appropriate behaviours. This requirement is in line with international practice, and locally Ministers, MPs and Mayors are all subject to disclosure provisions.

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