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Understand the Crown Entities Act 2004 and the 'arm's-length' regime

The responsible Minister The Crown entity Monitoring department
  • understands his or her responsibilities in relation to the Crown entity model and provisions of the Crown Entities Act

  • understands the constraints on intervention in the entity’s statutorily independent functions

  • engages with the chair and board on priorities, and understands constraints on Ministerial intervention in the entity’s operational decisions

  • understands that despite being legally separate from the Crown, it is part of the State services and owned by the Crown

  • understands its own responsibilities in relation to the Crown entity model and provisions of the Crown Entities Act

  • board understands its role as governor of the entity and primary monitor of entity performance

  • understands the Department's role in representing a wider set of sector and system interests (e.g. in the context of Better Public Services), and in commenting on any matter in support of the Minister's role

  • assesses and manages risks

  • understands its own responsibilities in relation to the Crown entity model and provisions of the Crown Entities Act

  • recognises the primacy of the board’s role as monitor of entity performance

  • works with the entity to communicate the wider set of interests it represents (in the context of Better Public Services)

  • understands the constraints on Ministerial and Department intervention in the entity’s statutorily independent functions

  • supports Ministerial engagement with the chair and board on priorities and understands its own role in commenting on any matter in support of the Minister's role 

  • customises its expectations framework in respect to the entity and develops resources to promote good practice in the relevant portfolio environment

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