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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 during the current parliamentary term:

Recent consultation

The Government is considering public submissions on the following proposals:


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

For enquiries about the proposal to establish an Independent Fiscal Institution as part of New Zealand’s fiscal policy framework please email [email protected]

All media enquiries should be directed to [email protected]

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 6 March 2019