Posts tagged "public policy"
'The status quo is not an option' - Felix Drissner-Devine

‘The status quo is not an option’ – Felix Drissner-Devine

Felix Drissner-Devine attended a discussion about child poverty in New Zealand with Dr Russell Wills, Children’s Commissioner. The round table discussion was an initiative of the Productivity Commission and was held on Tuesday, 17 May 2016. Felix talks about his experience – read below! 15 floors above the affluence of Lambton Quay, I heard the...
Cīvitās: Aligning technological and sociological transformation is published in Policy Quarterly

Cīvitās: Aligning technological and sociological transformation is published in Policy Quarterly

Sally Hett and Wendy McGuinness contributed an article titled Cīvitās: Aligning technological and sociological transformation to the May 2016 issue of Policy Quarterly. The article is dedicated to the late Dr Ranginui Walker, a member of the Constitutional Advisory Panel (CAP) who encouraged constitutional discussion in New Zealand. This article is one of three written on The Civics...
'Communities are where the solutions are’ – Dr Girol Karacaoglu on poverty at Queenstown workshop

‘Communities are where the solutions are’ – Dr Girol Karacaoglu on poverty at Queenstown workshop

‘In good things and bad, New Zealand has followed the world with a ten to 15 year lag.’ Dr Girol Karacaoglu, Chief Economist at the New Zealand Treasury, shares the Treasury’s policy framework around poverty at the TacklingPovertyNZ one-day workshop in Queenstown on 29 March 2016. You can watch the video of his presentation on...
Submission season – five submissions in two months

Submission season – five submissions in two months

As well as all our projects bubbling away, the Institute has been busy preparing submissions on an array of issues relating to our work programme. Since mid-March 2016, we have prepared five submissions: a tertiary education inquiry by the Productivity Commission; an ETS review by Ministry for the Environment (MfE);  a Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary Bill...

Diversity and Democracy

I attended the Futures Thinking Aotearoa lunch forum last week presented by David Bromell, author of Ethnicity, Identity and Public Policy: Critical Perspectives on Multiculturalism. His book is one we came across in research for our latest package of reports, and the talk was very useful. Below are a few notes I took from the presentation. –Steph. Diversity...