Policy Quarterly

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13 Nov 2017

This article provides an analysis and discussion of the volatility of individual incomes in New Zealand.

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

This article analyses recent trends and determinants of chief executive (CEO) pay in the New Zealand public sector, and of numbers and pay of senior managers in the sector.

Journal article

13 Nov 2017

In 2014 the New Zealand Productivity Commission inquiry on regulatory institutions and practices concluded that ‘The performance of New Zealand’s regulatory system is in need of improvement – in particular around developing and maintaining the capability needed to effectively implement regulation and the need to...

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13 Nov 2017

This article tackles the contentious subject of whether regulated entities (those who are required to comply with the law) are ‘customers’ of the agencies that are regulating them. Does it matter what they are called?

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13 Nov 2017

This article is a case study of the journey that led to the inaugural annual national forum on the 2016 New Zealand Port and Harbour Marine Safety Code which took place in July 2017 in Wellington.

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13 Nov 2017

This article considers the case for a national strategy for civics and citizenship education in New Zealand and potential next steps for achieving this.

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4 Nov 2017

This articles argues that the risks of artificial intelligence are insufficiently articulated in New Zealand government reports to date, and that there is an obligation for New Zealand government agencies to consider the deep questions involved.

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4 Nov 2017

Climate change will increasingly create severe risks for New Zealand’s coastal housing stock.

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14 Aug 2017

This short article discusses in broad terms what new technologies could mean for New Zealand in terms of productivity and economic development.

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14 Aug 2017

Examines the quality of the New Zealand regulatory system with a focus on economic aspects of regulation and on the high-level design factors that ensure that our regulatory mechanisms are fit for purpose, and remain fit for purpose.

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14 Aug 2017

This article considers the setting and adequacy of the level of the living wage in New Zealand and suggests changes in the way the rate is calculated.

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14 Aug 2017

This article looks at the long-term policy of having differential payment rates for superannuation in New Zealand, and suggests this should be reviewed regularly to ensure that it is still achieving the desired outcomes

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14 Aug 2017

This article develops arguments about improving legislative quality, parliamentary scrutiny and accessibility of the law in New Zealand.

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14 Aug 2017

This article examines whether, in spite of the costs of strengthening, there is significant progress being made on strengthening heritage buildings in Wellington New Zealand. The focus is on category 1 heritage buildings.

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14 Aug 2017

Explores some key questions to ask of potential future governments in relation to health policy in New Zealand

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14 Aug 2017

Considers the main policy problems facing education in New Zealand prior to the 2017 general election.

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14 Aug 2017

Considers the New Zealand housing market, current policy issues and shortcomings in housing quality and the quality of policymaking.

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14 Aug 2017

Considers the issues which would lead to more effective and more sustainable immigration policy for New Zealand.

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14 Aug 2017

This article briefly discusses the nature and measurement of poverty in developed countries, outlines the main trends in poverty rates in New Zealand over recent decades, comments on why poverty matters, and assesses recent government policy changes

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14 Aug 2017

This article addresses two key New Zealand Superannuation policy-relevant questions. Is it sensible to raise the age of eligibility? And is the timing – delaying adjustments until 2037- 40 – appropriate?