We did not release some material because it breaches legal privilege, names innocent third parties or breaches privacy. However, the material released does include the names ‘Elizabeth Williams’ and ‘Mark Sharp’ as it became clear during the course of enquiries that these are fictitious people.
We have also included an example invoice from each of the three fictitious entities relating to payments the Ministry made during this fraud.
The material includes a series of key documents that help to understand the case:
- victim impact statement from the Ministry
- email and letter to Joanne Harrison from the Ministry setting out concerns
- Audit New Zealand Interim Audit Report.
Documents relating to the Joanne Harrison case
We also released the independent reviews along with our response to these reviews.
Deloitte Report on the Ministry of Transport's Financial Controls
Ernst & Young Report on the Ministry of Transport's Employment Screening Processes
Ministry of Transport's Response to the Reviews of the Ministry’s Internal Control Systems