Legal, Policy, and Inquiries Group

Photo of Melanie WebbThe Legal, Policy and Inquiries Group:

  • provides in-house legal services and manages legal risk for the Controller and Auditor-General across all the functions and activities of the organisation;
  • leads and manages inquiries under the Public Audit Act 2001;
  • administers the provisions of the Local Authorities (Members’ Interests) Act 1968 on behalf of the Auditor-General;
  • participates in other operational work of the Auditor-General, including inquiries, performance audits, good practice guides, advice to Parliament, engagement with government on new laws, and input on government proposals and policies, particularly in matters relating to:
    • government and local authority advertising;
    • conflicts of interest; and
    • probity and public sector ethics, integrity, and conduct.

The Assistant Auditor-General, Legal, Policy, and Inquiries Group is Melanie Webb.

Page last updated: 31 August 2021