New Zealand Governance & Policy

Containing policy research, commentary, audio, video, websites and other content related to New Zealand or published by New Zealand authors and organisations, this collection is supported by the Australia and New Zealand School of Government. If you know of other sources producing regular policy related research from or about New Zealand contact: editors@apo.org.au

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New Zealand Governance & Policy

Audio interview

18 Mar 2019
20

Adjunct associate professor Philip Alpers is the director of a global project comparing gun laws in 350 jurisdictions worldwide. Alpers tells The World Today that New Zealand is the only developed country other than the US and Canada without universal gun registration.

Discussion paper

12 Mar 2019
20

This discussion paper seeks New Zealanders' views on whether the country should ratify the International Labour Organization 2014 Forced Labour Protocol , a binding treaty-level instrument addressing issues of modern slavery and forced labour.

Briefing paper

12 Mar 2019
1

This paper continues the conversation about localism in New Zealand, and considers the degree of autonomy from central government that local government has in undertaking its role.

Commentary

7 Mar 2019
12

The key motivation for New Zealand’s Labour-led government in establishing the Tax Working Group was to investigate a fairer tax system. For reasons of simplicity, the TWG proposes broad exclusions from a capital gains tax, including a taxpayer’s primary home and all personal assets such...

Briefing paper

7 Mar 2019
3

Carbon farming, or the provision of CO2 credits, represents an opportunity for Māori landowners to receive carbon credits from reforestation or afforestation. This study explores the nature of the decision-making processes around choosing to go into carbon farming, strengths and weaknesses of the current agreements,...

Working paper

6 Mar 2019
3

We derive a measure of the relatedness between economic activities based on weighted correlations of local employment shares, and use this measure to estimate city and activity complexity. Our approach extends discrete measures used in previous studies by recognising the extent of activities' local over-representation...

Working paper

4 Mar 2019
11

New Zealand has a long history of migration from the Pacific. This research uses the Longitudinal Immigration Survey New Zealand (LISNZ) and Statistics New Zealand’s Integrated Data Infrastructure to focus on differences in outcomes between migrants from different Pacific countries who gained residence approval under...

Discussion paper

28 Feb 2019
25

This position paper explores some key issues for copyright and the internet. It highlights key issues where current New Zealand laws may not fully enable the benefits of the internet: cloud computing, text-and-data-mining, and for online platforms where New Zealanders express themselves.

Report

28 Feb 2019
20

This publication explains the rationale behind localism and responds to commonly heard objections. It explains how unusual New Zealand's centralism is when compared internationally. New Zealand's councils have limited fiscal autonomy. Their mandate is also much more restricted that local government in other parts of...

Discussion paper

27 Feb 2019
8

The MBIE is working with the Office for Disability Issues to modernise New Zealand Sign Language video interpreting and relay services. This discussion paper has been released to gather feedback on the proposed changes to the services.

Briefing paper

26 Feb 2019
72

The National Archival and Library Institutions Ministerial Group (NALI) is beginning to reveal some of its thinking about the future of Archives New Zealand and the National Library of New Zealand.

Discussion paper

25 Feb 2019
0

Announced in June 2018, the ANZSRC Review will be carried out jointly by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Stats NZ, the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

One of the aims of the Review...

Report

21 Feb 2019
10

Concerns about the structure, fairness and balance of the New Zealand tax system have led to the Tax Working Group recommending the government tax more income from capital gains.

Strategy

21 Feb 2019
55

The Maihi Karauna sets out a vision for te reo Māori in the future. It outlines what the Crown will do to support a strong, healthy, thriving Māori language in New Zealand.

Report

21 Feb 2019
21

Feedback from the public consultation on the Maihi Karauna strategy, held in September 2018. closed on 30 September 2018.

Report

20 Feb 2019
14

The Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand (PEPANZ) commissioned NZIER to estimate the macroeconomic and regional economic impacts of the government decision to ban the granting of new oil and gas exploration permits outside onshore Taranaki.

Briefing paper

19 Feb 2019
8

Every year around Waitangi Day there is debate about what the day is, and whether it should continue as it is. So what is Waitangi Day? Is it a day of protest? A day of commemoration? A day of celebration? A day at the beach?...

Discussion paper

17 Feb 2019
45

The discussion document outlines proposed changes and seeks public comment to achieve better outcomes for NZ Crown pastoral land in the South Island high country.

Report

15 Feb 2019
25

This report examines migration opportunities, projects future migration numbers from three Pacific microstates, and reports on fiscal and economic impacts and the likely impact of a hypothetical one-off environmental disaster on migration options.

Report

14 Feb 2019
232

This joint Australian and New Zealand report looks at the broad challenges and opportunities created by the digital economy and at what institutional and regulatory settings by the Australian and New Zealand Governments would be most effective.