NZ makes responsible government top 10

MICHAEL FIELD
Last updated 09:18 30/11/2012

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New Zealand has made the top 10 in a list of the world's most responsible governments.

New Zealand comes in at sixth, one place behind Australia, in the report published by Forbes magazine.

The findings say New Zealand is not a bad place to be governed.

"Their overall score is 0.87 out of a perfect 1.0. New Zealand ranks behind Australia and ahead of Japan for most limited government in Asia Pacific."        

Forbes used a lengthy World Justice Project's report to work out the rating.

The Washington-based project annually reviews governments of 90 nations.

"To make it into the top 10, national laws must be enforced and accessible, let alone efficient and fair," Forbes said. 

"Moreover, justice is delivered by competent, ethical, and independent representatives who are non partisan, have adequate resources to judge a case, and reflect the makeup of the communities they serve."

The top 10

1. Denmark

2. Sweden

3. Norway

4. Finland

5. Australia

6. New Zealand

7. The Netherlands

8. Austria

9. Germany

10. Japan

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