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Free and Frank Advice & Policy Stewardship

Issue date: 
Tuesday, 31 May 2022
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Good policy decisions, informed by free and frank advice, optimise services and results for New Zealanders, including future generations. Investing appropriately in policy stewardship means we are well placed to provide free and frank advice to successive governments.

This guidance is issued by the State Services Commissioner under section 57 (4) of the State Sector Act 1988. The Commissioner acknowledges the leadership of Andrew Kibblewhite, the Head of the Policy Profession, in the development of this guidance.

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 31 May 2022

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