Victoria University of Wellington

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Victoria University of Wellington, Te Whare Wānanga o te Ūpoko o te Ika a Māui, is the number one university in New Zealand for research quality, and attracts exceptional s

Link to organisation: http://www.vuw.ac.nz/

Source Acronym: VUW

Source Type: Education

Article
14 December 2016

This opinion-piece, from the Professor of Public Policy at Victoria University of Wellington, outlines ways the new Bill English-led Government could assist less well-off families in New Zealand...

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Journal article
16 February 2017

Discusses the concept of 'global studies', its place in universities worldwide and introduces New Zealand Centre for Global Studies.

14 February 2017

This special issue takes a global perspective and explores the major challenges facing humanity in the 21st century through the lens of ‘global studies’.

Journal article
14 February 2017

The essence of global studies is to present the challenges facing humanity in the modern age, and the implications these hold for political and legal thought.

Journal article
14 February 2017

The resilience of the ocean is decreasing. The biodiversity of the high seas, which constitute almost half of the Earth’s surface, remains largely unprotected from multiple threats.

Report
2 February 2017

This working paper sets out the case for a world-pioneering Permanent Forest Bond in order to establish permanent forest on vulnerable land throughout New Zealand.

Journal article
30 November 2016

Discusses the New Zealand government’s decision to put the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2) on hold and argues that the huge number of responses to it demonstrates that “local...

Journal article
30 November 2016

Using data from the 2016 New Zealand local body elections, this article sets out to answer why turnout in local elections is consistently below the level achieved in parliamentary elections, and...

Journal article
30 November 2016

Reviews the background to online voting in local elections in New Zealand with reference to relevant overseas experience and considers the way forward to implementing online voting, with a view to...

Journal article
30 November 2016

This article considers public consultation in the context of New Zealand local government.

Journal article
30 November 2016

This article looks at the history and effect of the poll provisions in Western Australia, and considers the question as to whether the poll provisions have impeded structural reform of the local...

Journal article
30 November 2016

Introduces the concept of community governance and discusses some of the innovations in engagement that exist below the level of local government.

Journal article
30 November 2016

Looks at constitutional and contractual resolutions to problems affecting central-local relations in New Zealand - as prompted by the proposals in Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler's recent...

Journal article
30 November 2016

This article looks at the risks associated with infrastructure in New Zealand and offers some thoughts on strategic risk management that could be used to mitigate against them.

Journal
30 November 2016

This issue of Policy Quarterly, therefore, reflects a long standing commitment to promoting debate and research into New Zealand local government, and we believe that the breadth and depth of the...

Journal article
30 November 2016

This article addresses the evolution of New Zealand's capital city,Wellington over the last three decades, both in terms of its growth into digital and cultural markets but also the way in which...

Journal article
30 November 2016

This article looks at Auckland City's unified governance model and asks whether it is too big to fail; whether or not it represents an apex in centralising forces, or whether there is still some...

Journal article
30 November 2016

Geoffrey Palmer begins this article with the proposition that there is much in the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) that needs to be fixed.

Journal article
30 November 2016

This article addresses the question of how New Zealand infrastructure and local government as a whole should be funded and highlights the importance of providing councils with additional revenue...

Journal article
30 November 2016

The purpose of this research was to examine the link between density and the costs of providing infrastructure in New Zealand.

Journal article
9 August 2016

This article contemplates the fundamental components of anticipatory governance - anticipating tomorrow’s problems, protecting the long-term public interest, and endeavouring to ‘future-proof’ the...

Journal article
9 August 2016

This article considers the various risks that New Zealand faces from natural disasters, then assesses and alerts to shortcomings in how well those are recognised and managed. 

Journal article
9 August 2016

Considers the implications of climate change for managing natural hazards in New Zealand and ways improving disaster risk reduction and emergency management.

Journal article
9 August 2016

Reports on the findings of comparative research conducted in England and NZ to explore relative levels of autonomy and capacity for primary health care policymaking in the two countries between...

Journal article
9 August 2016

This article recognises the need for new institutions for the governance of evidence-based policy making.

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Journal article
27 July 2016

Examines the interpretation of the defence of fair dealing ‘for the purpose of parody or satire’, a defence that was added to the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) in 2006.

Journal article
29 February 2016

Examines the history of how New Zealand’s institutions for nature conservation have developed.

Journal article
10 February 2016

This article explores some of the implications that arise from New Zealand’s Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Legislation Bill (OCACL), which came into effect on 1 January 2016.

Journal article
19 August 2015

Prime Minister John Key's remedy for New Zealand’s benefit system is to turn it to an active system state that does not treat people as passive recipients of welfare, focuses on what they can...

Working paper
17 June 2015

In 2011 the NZ government adopted from the Accident Compensation Corporation via the Welfare Working Group a programme of actuarially estimating the cost of someone staying long-term on a benefit...

Website
4 June 2015

The Local Governance National Dialogue (LGND), part of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies workstream, brings together researchers, practitioners and stakeholders from central...

Journal article
2 May 2015

The limited availability of financial resources is an important obstacle to implementing the NZ Department of Conservation’s statutory biodiversity protection responsibilities.

Thesis
10 February 2015

This thesis makes an argument for global justice by exploring neglected areas of Rawlsian theory, and using New Zealand as a case study.

Report
22 January 2015

The paper develops a model to assess the saving and consumption responses of a representative household to a range of policy interventions such as changes in taxes and pension settings.

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