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To name something is to stake a claim, an action which, while having a moment of origin, requires dynamic attention to context and development. This article discusses the naming of Pacific research. It offers a brief but timely reminder of the genealogy of the field...
This article argues that public policy processes in Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Samoa have insufficiently addressed the context, problems and needs of societies to which policies have been directed.
This guide highlights the important role universities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific have in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and provides practical guidance on how they can accelerate their contributions.
Examines how the research capability of staff within New Zealand universities has evolved since 2003.
News coverage of Islamic extremism is reigniting debates about the media’s role in promoting prejudice toward Muslims. Psychological theories of media-induced prejudice date to the 1950’s, and find support from controlled experiments. However, national-scale studies of media effects on Muslim prejudice are...
This article explores some of the implications that arise from New Zealand’s Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Legislation Bill (OCACL), which was passed into law on 5 November 2015 and came into effect on 1 January 2016. As an Omnibus Bill, the OCACL makes amendments to...
This report examines insecure work in NZ from four perspectives. It is a collaborative effort to increase our understanding of the insecure work landscape in NZ by utilising two waves of the Survey of Working Life (2008 and 2012). While we acknowledge that the perception...
This article concerns 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. The Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) provides no definition of ‘parody or satire’; no...
Examines the history of how New Zealand’s institutions for nature conservation have developed.
Summary To understand New Zealand approaches to nature conservation it is instructive to look back in order to appreciate both current institutional designs of rules and organisations and, to some...
Nearly four years ago, Prime Minister John Key announced a major reform of the welfare system. He defined the problem with the existing system in the following terms:
The stand-out feature of New Zealand’s benefit system is how passive it is. For the most...