Mr Brady examined 100 parole cases, including 52 high-risk offenders, and reported that in most of them the correct procedures were not followed.
Staff did not even carry out some of the special provisions brought in after parolee Graeme Burton murdered Karl Kuchenbecker in January 2007.
But Mr Matthews told reporters this morning he was doing the best he could and wanted to stay on to drive change in the department.
He said his department had a difficult job to do reaching more stringent standards and monitoring parole after the Graeme Burton case, but it did not have enough resources.
Mr Matthews said the department needed a "step change" and he was "committed to staying on" and driving that change through.
Wrong answer Mr Matthews! You gave the previous Minister an assurance that change would happen in Corrections if you stayed on. You did,. It didn't. The Auditor-General's report makes that abundantly clear.
He said he did not have "any fears" about what the State Services Commissioner would find in his investigation of who was responsible for the Auditor-General's report.
Mr Matthews also said he did not believe Ms Collins had been trying to get rid of him.
What??!! If Barry Matthews does not believe that Judith Collins wants him gone, when she has pointedly refused to express confidence in him, he must inhabit a parallel universe. He had the chance to stand aside; he declined to take it. Iain Rennie must call his bluff, and soon.