This year’s information release shows the public service in New Zealand has made significant progress towards increased representation of women in senior management and chief executive roles. It also shows progress in other priority areas including closing the gender pay gap, gender equity for chief...
This strategy document sets out the New Zealand government’s vision for improving health and safety at work across New Zealand over the next ten years.
This report details the experience of victims as they progress through the justice system and identifies the opportunities to significantly improve the information and support provided to people as their cases proceed.
The Biological Emissions Reference Group (BERG), comprising representatives from agricultural sector organisations and government agencies, conducted research and analysis over a two-year period. This report shows that many New Zealand farmers want to take action to reduce biological greenhouse gas emissions, but need more information...
New Zealand is not alone in facing an ageing population and the associated future fiscal pressures. This report argues that the policy conversation is much more complex in New Zealand than as portrayed in the media.
The Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction was announced early in 2018. The catalyst for the inquiry was widespread concern about mental health services, within the mental health sector and the broader community, and calls for a wide-ranging inquiry from service users, their...
The New Zealand Treasury developed the Living Standards Framework (LSF) dashboard, a practical set of meaningful current and future wellbeing indicators, to inform its policy advice. We are making the LSF dashboard publicly available so that others can see some of the work that assists...
This paper sets out to measure and reflect the wellbeing of New Zealanders across different areas of their lives, as expressed in the Treasury’s Living Standards Framework.
This report examines New Zealand’s plastic packaging system, and explores the key challenges, opportunities and pathways are for creating a circular economy for plastics packaging that works in New Zealand.
This guide gives the state sector guidance on how to increase accessibility to information through the use of inclusive language and design, and alternate formats such as New Zealand Sign Language, Easy Read and Braille. The guide will be used by government agencies that have...
This Defence Assessment draws on extensive research and 8 months of New Zealand and South Pacific-based discussions on climate change and security with officials from countries across the Pacific, as well as with academics and civil society from across New Zealand and the Pacific region....
This annual publication provides annual information on and analysis of New Zealand’s energy sector including statistics on supply, transformation, and demand.
The Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs has released this issues paper on the Copyright Act review, signalling the first stage of public consultation on the copyright regime.
Many Indigenous communities in the USA have used tribal self-determination and access to land to build an economic base and deliver benefits to their people.
While the circumstances in the USA differ from both Australia and New Zealand, two US experts believe that some...
Smoking is the single leading preventable cause of early death in New Zealand and Māori smoking is significantly higher than smoking in the general population. To address the problem the Ministry is taking a closer look at how to address the problem of smoking among...
This report sets out our observations from our audits of the 27 public tertiary education institutions (TEIs). They consist of eight universities, 16 institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs), and three wānanga. There were 405,000 people, including 56,000 international students, enrolled at these institutions in 2017.
Workplace inequality remains a challenge for diversity and inclusion in New Zealand. So what role can public policy and the state sector play to promote and encourage positive change?
This report outlines the Privacy Commissioner's work this year and its context, including the Privacy Bill, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and Australia's mandatory data breach reporting.
This draft plan, He taonga te tamaiti, sets the direction for early learning in New Zealand for the next ten years and is open for consultation until 15 March 2019.