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Public Finance System

The Government’s vision is to enable a public sector that is focused on improving the wellbeing of current and future New Zealanders. This includes transforming the Public Finance System and the underlying legislation to enable a public service that positively assists and improves intergenerational wellbeing.

To support this vision, the Government proposes making the following changes to the Public Finance Act 1989 this Parliamentary term:

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The Government is currently seeking public submissions on the following proposals:


For enquiries about the proposal to embed a wellbeing focus in the Public Finance Act, please email

For enquiries about the Independent Fiscal Institution proposal, please email

All media enquiries should be directed to

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 12 September 2018