Susan St John

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Policy report

14 Dec 2017

Highlights key changes and identifies themes in the continued and systematic reduction of social welfare and income support for children in New Zealand since 2008.

Journal article

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.


28 Feb 2017

This background paper explains why families in Aotearoa New Zealand need a much more robust system of tax credit supports, as well as higher wages.

New Zealand was once a model for other countries to follow in regard to its egalitarianism. Today, there is...

Journal article

26 Aug 2014

New Zealanders don’t realise that they are regularly regarded in other countries as world leaders, not just in sport. Inaugural New Zealander of the year in 2010, Ray Avery, points to the ‘never say it can’t be done’ attitude that has produced many astonishing results...

Working paper

28 Feb 2014

New Zealand’s KiwiSaver was introduced on 1 July 2007. New Zealand’s success with the ‘soft compulsion’ of automatic enrolment has been and is continuing to be an influence in the design of opt-out schemes in the UK and Ireland. While there have been numerous changes...

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