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As the consequences of climate change, social tensions and high levels of inequality are increasingly evident, the Bennett Institute for Public Policy has published this report for the Wealth Economy Project on how to improve economic measurement in order to guide effective economic policymaking.
This draft report makes 30 recommendations to deal with the evident stresses in local government funding and financing, and to better align council and ratepayer interests.
In this speech, delivered to the Trans-Tasman Business Circle Wellington, the Secretary to the Treasury discusses major economic transitions facing New Zealand, including globalisation, technological change, demographic change and environmental change.
This paper presents the potential benefits and challenges of enhanced international co-ordination on carbon pricing and outlines the different types and levels of co-ordination that are available for national and sub-national governments. These levels include, inter alia, facilitating new pricing schemes, phasing out inefficient fossil...
This polling indicates that the Liberal Party is losing grip on their ‘better economic manager’ brand recognition, with young voters (18-34 year olds) overwhelmingly rating the Labor Party as the better economic manager in government.
The committee gathered evidence from 19 public hearings and 1777 submissions, finding that the proposed policy to remove refundable franking credits is inequitable and deeply flawed. It recommends that any policy that could reduce Australian retirees’ income by up to a third should only be...
The aim of this briefing is to provide some context for the 2019-20 Budget based on the latest economic and fiscal forecasts released at the 2018-19 MYEFO in December 2018. The figures are current at the time of publication but the government’s economic and fiscal...