Taxpayers' Union calls for changes to the Official Information Act to include trusts
Trust investigates 'irregular payments' claim The New Zealand Herald - 27/05/2014
A taxpayer-funded South Auckland disability support provider which received $30 million last year is investigating its own accounts, after claims from New Zealand First leader Winston Peters of "irregular payments".
The Taxpayers' Union called for changes to the Official Information Act to cover groups such as the trust.
"Unlike government agencies, these non-profit groups are not required to comply with the act. This means that too often, taxpayer money disappears into a void," union executive director Jordan Williams said.