Story: Crown entities

Quango cutting

Quango cutting

The numbers, power and accountability of quangos and other government-appointed bodies were the target of this 2004 cartoon. Senior positions on quangos have traditionally been used as a way to reward those who have been part of or helped the government of the day. Equally traditional are calls for quango 'hunts' or 'shoots', as governments try to roll back state responsibilities and costs.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DX-023-138
Cartoon by Ashley W. Smith

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How to cite this page:

Rob Laking, 'Crown entities - What are Crown entities?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/32660/quango-cutting (accessed 22 August 2019)

Story by Rob Laking, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 30 Jun 2015