27 May 2019

NZ politics vulnerable to corruption - Transparency International

From Morning Report, 6:12 am on 27 May 2019

A new report warns the country is very vulnerable to overseas corruption and urgent work needs to be done to bring greater transparency to Parliament.

The New Zealand branch of Transparency International has released its 2018 findings, which reveal that slow progress has been made on acting on the recommendations it made in 2013.

The recommendations from the anti-corruption watchdog include a code of ethics for MPs, a review of political party funding, and prioritising a national anti-corruption strategy.

Corin Dann speaks to the organisation's chair Suzanne Snively, beginning with the Official Information Act and how its being used.