Story: Ombudsmen and officers of Parliament

Trapped by the Audit Office

Trapped by the Audit Office

In this cartoon political parties are depicted as mice, trapped by the investigation into election spending carried out by the Office of the Auditor General in 2006. It found that in the run-up to the 2005 election most parties had illegally used Parliamentary Service funds for election advertising.

Courtesy of Chris Slane

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: DCDL-0004161
Cartoon by Chris Slane

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David McGee, 'Ombudsmen and officers of Parliament - Controller and auditor-general', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/33116/trapped-by-the-audit-office (accessed 21 July 2019)

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