Report

The Chief Archivist's report on the state of government recordkeeping 2018/19

This report presents findings from an Information Management (IM) survey conducted over a 6 month period with 254 New Zealand public sector organisations, including 176 public offices and 78 local authorities.
Policy report

From secrecy to dignity: trust and policy implications of shifting attitudes to privacy

This pape argues that while public trust in government generally has been falling, trust in governments to manage personal information has remained steady and strong, in comparison to other organisations.
Draft report

End of term self-assessment report for Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18

While there are still a small number of commitments delayed in this first National Action Plan, Australia has taken great strides to improve transparency, accountability and public engagement over the course of this action plan cycle, with the majority of the plan’s commitments either on...
Report

A review of the New Zealand Security Classification System

This review was aimed at identifying improvements that could be made to the classification system. The system is a set of policies and rules for identifying, marking, handling and controlling access to sensitive official information. The review also recommends a new approach to systematic declassification...
Report

Review of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s security procedures, practices and culture

The 'lost filing cabinet' incident that triggered this review would have been very serious for any public service agency, but was especially so for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C), given its position at the apex of Commonwealth agencies.
Report

Mitigating insider threats through personnel security

The ANAO chose to undertake this audit because effective personnel security arrangements underpin the protection of the Australian government’s people, information and assets, and the previous audit had identified deficiencies in the Australian Government Security Vetting Agency's performance.
Report

Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM): New Zealand progress report 2016-2018

New Zealand’s OGP Independent Researcher, Keitha Booth, has prepared this mid-term report on the implementation of the current OGP National Action Plan (OGP NAP 2016-18). This report was prepared under international requirements of the OGP Independent Report Mechanism (IRM).
Report

Can government stop losing its mind?

This report sets out how the public sector could benefit from a federated, data-driven approach - one that provides greater power to its leaders, benefits its participants and users, and improves performance through better use of, and structured access to, data.
Report

Chief Archivist's annual report on the state of government recordkeeping 2016-17

This report looks at trends in information management across the public sector and outlines the work Archives New Zealand carried out as regulator in the 2016/17 year.
Report

How the Overseas Investment Office uses information

The Office of the Auditor-General has released this report into how the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) uses information to assess applications from overseas people seeking to acquire sensitive New Zealand assets.