Current issues for the 51st parliament

10 Oct 2014

A compilation of concise briefings on a small sample of issues that may be of interest to members of parliament over the next 3 years. The topics range from the Bill of Rights to income tax to cycling.


  • Population: age and ethnicity
  • Population: change
  • Immigration
  • New Zealand’s ranking on the OECD’s measures of well-being
  • Women’s representation in Pacific Island parliaments
  • Superannuation: qualifying ages in OECD countries
  • Historical Treaty settlements
  • Income tax rates
  • Core Crown debt
  • Law Commission: role and recent projects
  • New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990: options for reform
  • Local government amalgamation
  • Research and development
  • Health indicators of child poverty in New Zealand
  • Health and safety in the workplace
  • Canterbury in numbers: the economic effect of the earthquakes
  • Social effects of Canterbury earthquakes
  • Housing issues
  • Climate change agreements
  • Freshwater quality in New Zealand
  • Schools and students
  • Merchandise trade Cycling
  • One year in the Great War: commemorating New Zealand’s 1915
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