Auditor general to stand down

Stuff: Auditor-General Martin Matthews to stand down pending independent inquiry

The Offices of Parliament Committee decided unanimously to undertake an independent inquiry into Auditor-General Martin Matthews’ suitability for the position.

He will stand down in the meantime. Review is expected to take a fortnight and will be done by Sir Martin Weevers.

The committee, who appointed  Matthews in the job, earlier met at 4pm to discuss his handling of fraudster Joanne Harrison while he was chief executive of the Ministry of Transport (MoT).

Speaker expects Ministry of Transport to completely comply with investigation, which will determine suitability of Matthews in the position of Auditor General.

I think that this was inevitable.

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2 Comments

  1. lurcher1948

     /  May 24, 2017

    But will the poor staff sacked by the stealing manager ever get justice, NOT UNDER NATIONAL,got to punish whistleblowers as it could start a trend

  2. NOEL

     /  May 25, 2017

    http://www.ssc.govt.nz/protected-disclosures

    Another toothless piece of legislation???