Story: Ombudsmen and officers of Parliament

Reluctant compliance

Prime Minister Helen Clark was interviewed on television about the auditor general's judgement that most political parties, including the Labour Party, had misused Parliamentary Service funds for advertising during the 2005 election campaign. Clark complied with the decision reluctantly, as her comments reveal.

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David McGee, 'Ombudsmen and officers of Parliament - Controller and auditor-general', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 May 2022)

Story by David McGee, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 20 Jan 2017