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Public Sector Informant: New Zealand offers Albanese government a model for integrity reforms

By Andrew Podger
June 6 2022 - 7:00pm
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Picture: AAP

For a while in the 1980s and 1990s, Australia and many other Western countries looked to New Zealand for inspiration about public sector reform. NZ went faster and further on New Public Management reforms including devolution of management authority, stronger accountability for results, wide use of market competition techniques including to reform government business enterprises and to increase efficiency in both service delivery and corporate services, and making its Reserve Bank operationally independent.

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