The big picture - An overview of NZ government
This programme is made up of 1 course that takes 45-60 minutes to complete. User progress is saved along the way to allow for learning in small bites.
The programme provides learners with a great introduction to all the key parts of government.
It’s perfect for new staff as part of an induction package, those who have come from the private sector, and for more experienced staff looking for a quick refresher in these areas. It's also useful for bringing contractors who are new to government up to speed.
The separation of powers into the executive, Parliament, and judicial branches of government
The role of the Sovereign and the Governor-General
Ministers, Cabinet, and portfolios
The different types of State sector agencies
The role Parliament has in holding the executive to account
Coalition parties, support parties, and opposition parties
The role of Judges in interpreting and applying the law
Why government has important obligations to Maori under the Treaty of Waitangi
Political neutrality and serving different ministers
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