Story: Ombudsmen and officers of Parliament

Logos

Logos

The logos of all three officers of Parliament – the ombudsman, the controller and auditor general, and the parliamentary commissioner for the environment – incorporate their Māori names and the New Zealand coat of arms. The arms represent the government's authority, but officers of Parliament are responsible to Parliament rather than to the government of the day, to ensure their independence.

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Source: The Office of the Ombudsmen – Nga Kaitiaki Mana Tangata, the Office of the Auditor-General (Te Mana Arotake) and the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

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David McGee, 'Ombudsmen and officers of Parliament - Officers of Parliament', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/33088/logos (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by David McGee, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 20 Jan 2017