The Authority is independent in its day-to-day operations. It cannot be told how to handle an investigation, or what the outcome of any investigation should be.
However, the Authority is taxpayer-funded and it must account to the responsible Minister and to Parliament for its use of those funds.
This accountability is provided through:
You can read both documents in the Publications section of this site. The Annual Report is independently audited to ensure that the Authority’s financial and service performance is accurately reported.
The accountability requirements relating to the Authority are defined in the Crown Entities Act 2004.
The Authority also makes four-monthly reports to the Minister of Justice.