Analysis shows that workers in the gig economy tend to have lower wages than employees. They also often miss out on a number of other benefits. Further, their classification as independent contractors has implications on their tax status and superannuation. This research note examines how...
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released this discussion document seeking feedback on what requirements there should be on New Zealand companies and limited partnerships to hold and disclose information about their beneficial owners.
Road pricing might seem a great idea but the accepted wisdom is that it will never happen in Australia or New Zealand. However, moves have been afoot in Auckland and Melbourne since the early 2000s to consider schemes for both cities. In Auckland the national...
Affordable housing has become a major issue for all Australian and New Zealand cities. A key contributing factor is inadequate land supply. The New Zealand government introduced a National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity which seeks to improve housing affordability by increasing land supply....
The 2017 wildfires in the Port Hills, Christchurch, New Zealand, highlight the risk posed by fire adding to the portfolio of natural hazard risks facing New Zealanders. Traditionally, New Zealand places stronger emphasis on seismic and hydro-meteorological perils as they are more prevalent in the...
This report uses interviews with victims of forced marriage, community members, and government and non-government stakeholders in Australia and New Zealand, to describe the perceptions and realities of forced marriage.
This discussion paper has been released to seek views on a proposal to implement a levy on international visitors travelling to New Zealand to fund tourism infrastructure and conservation.
The government is consulting on a proposal to introduce an Electronic Travel Authority facility for some groups of travellers. It is a new security and facilitation measure that, if it is introduced, will help to speed things up at the border.
Starting school is an important milestone for every child and their family. This report gives us some insight into what contributes to making that process more positive or challenging, from the perspective of the cohort parents.
This guide has been produced to ensure that when policy-makers sit down to design the rules, they take into account the unique factors that affect rural communities, such as low populations, isolation, and reliance on the primary sector for employment.
This paper outlines the functions of modern universities and militaries before delving into the issues arising for academics seeking to undertake research into military matters.
This is a discussion paper with the purpose of using findings from current science to prompt informed reflection on issues related to youth justice in New Zealand.
The Commission welcomes the opportunity to provide this submission to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women for the purposes of New Zealand’s eighth periodic review under the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
On behalf of the Minister of Forestry and the Minister for Climate Change, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is consulting on a set of twelve improvements to forestry regulations in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZETS).
Based on the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), this publication explores the prevalence of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties in New Zealand children aged 3–14 years.
The consultation document gives an overview of the draft first set of National Planning Standards (planning standards), what they aim to achieve, and implementation considerations. This consultation document is a companion to the draft first set of planning standards.
The New Zealand government has received a report outlining the need for a wide range of reforms to speed up the resolution of outstanding Eathquake Commission (EQC) claims. The report reveals sizeable issues with staffing levels, data quality, record keeping and organisational culture and structure...
This report presents the findings of a nationally representative study whose purpose was to explore the experiences, attitudes, and behaviours of New Zealand teens about digital communications including harm and/or distress.
New Zealand’s plants are facing increasing threats, according to this scientific report published by the Department of Conservation.