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Policy report

30 Sep 2017

Colorado Health Institute vice-president Amy Downs spent seven months in New Zealand between February and August 2017 as an Ian Axford (New Zealand) Fellow in Public Policy and was hosted by Treasury.

This is her report of her findings, which examines and reports on the reforms of the...

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Slides

26 Jun 2017

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) hosted a workshop on citizen-centred policy, which was facilitated by MSD staff. Parts of it were delivered by staff from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

The workshop was open to all Policy teams across MSD and the...

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Strategy

17 Nov 2017

The broadcasting environment continues to be one of dynamic change, with the media environment evolving rapidly. At the time of preparing this SOI, the government has announced plans to update the Broadcasting Act 1989 (the Act), to better reflect the converged media...

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Discussion paper

15 Nov 2017

People who are living with a disability are vastly overrepresented in New Zealand’s poverty figures, and 74 percent of those who are not in work want to be working. Our research shows a pressing need to break down the barriers to employment for these New Zealanders, to allow them to access this...

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Audio program

14 Nov 2017

Publishers are being urged to stop self-censoring in response to Chinese government intimidation.

Yesterday Allen&Unwin shelved a book on Chinese Communist Party influence in Australia because of unspecified threats from China, speculated to also relate to blocking the publisher’s...

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Report

13 Nov 2017

The report makes three recommendations that  New Zealand government can put into place immediately:  

  • Make sure policy and legislative reform are child-centred and rights-based. Identify where children’s rights are not being met, what needs to be done, who will do the work,
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Journal

13 Nov 2017

Editorial note

This issue of Policy Quarterly commences with five articles on aspects of government regulation in New Zealand. A separate editorial note (see below) by Dr Peter Mumford and Keith Manch summarizes the purpose and content of these articles. My sincere thanks...

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Technical report

10 Nov 2017

A series of research-led workshops in Australia and New Zealand were developed to capture rich data of teachers’ lived experiences and their insights on teaching in innovative learning spaces, as revealed through reflective and speculative activities. The workshop format also...

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Strategy

09 Nov 2017

In 2015, an independent Expert Panel was established to provide advice on modernising Child, Youth and Family. The Expert Panel’s final report provided robust evidence that the performance of the current system is well below what New Zealanders want for our most vulnerable...

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Statistics

09 Nov 2017

New Zealand’s unemployment rate fell to 4.6 percent in the September 2017 quarter, its lowest unemployment rate since the December 2008 quarter (on a seasonally adjusted basis). There were 126,000 people unemployed in seasonally adjusted terms in the September quarter. Employment growth was...

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Briefing paper

08 Nov 2017

The authors of this paper examine the new New Zealand government’s proposals for immigration in light of their latest research. They consider the new Government’s plans to reduce immigration are a welcome first step towards an immigration system that improves New Zealand’s wellbeing. “The new...

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Report

08 Nov 2017

Small countries at the far end of the world cannot afford to lag in technological adaptation, which requires flexible and enabling regulatory environments.

In some areas, New Zealand’s approach is laudable. When Rocket Lab, an aerospace...

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Commentary

06 Nov 2017

In her first meeting with Malcolm Turnbull on 5 November, NZ Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, behaved with admirable tact and diplomacy. She offered the Australian government a partial way out of its self-made disaster on Manus Island, and when her proposal was instantly put on ice by Mr Turnbull...

Journal article

04 Nov 2017

Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have opened opportunities in a range of human endeavours. In response to the speed of these developments there has been a burst of analysis and dialogue in New Zealand. The New Zealand Institute of Directors commissioned a white paper; the Ministry of...

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Journal article

04 Nov 2017

Climate change will increasingly create severe risks for New Zealand’s coastal housing stock. Even a small amount of sea level rise will substantially exacerbate the costs of flooding and storm surges. Under the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) three mitigation scenarios,...

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Report

02 Nov 2017

KPMG International’s Survey of Corporate Responsibility Reporting continues to be the world’s most well-respected, comprehensive and authoritative survey of corporate responsibility reporting.

First launched in 1993, KPMG’s Survey has become the...

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Briefing paper

02 Nov 2017

It’s out with the old and in with the new. National’s Social Investment approach is being replaced with a focus on Early Intervention. But the new government’s focus should be on using evidence to support timely, if not always early, intervention. The health sector’s experience with striking the...

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Briefing paper

01 Nov 2017

The new Labour-New Zealand First coalition Government has indicated it would review the Reserve Bank Act, with consideration of “full employment” to be added to the central bank’s inflation target when setting monetary policy. Monetary policy has been extraordinarily loose in the major economies...

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Article

29 Oct 2017

This newspaper article considers developments towards 'open banking' in New Zealand. It discusses the implications of "fintech" companies  which operate app-based subscription services. Three such"open banking" services are due to launch in the next few months. The author considers they will ...

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Audio interview

27 Oct 2017

Today's the first day on the job for New Zealand's new Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who was sworn in yesterday.

Her swearing-in comes more than a month after New Zealand took to the polls in an inconclusive vote on September 23.

Jacinda Ardern has now promised to build...

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