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Has the code of conduct been endorsed by the government?

The 2001 Review of the Centre set out the expectation of a “unifying sense of values” across Public Service departments and Crown entities.  Recommendations from that review flowed through into provisions that were enacted in 2004 in the Crown Entities Act and as amendments to the State Sector Act.

Governments have consistently set out the expectation that the State Services act with integrity, seek to strengthen public trust, and are committed to reinforcing the spirit of service. Therefore the code of conduct is strongly validated by the Government as part of its current programme.

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