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Charter School System Could Transform Lives

Thursday, 8 December 2011, 11:58 am | New Zealand Business Roundtable

The Business Roundtable welcomes the charter school initiative announced this week, New Zealand Business Roundtable chairman Roger Partridge said today. More >>

Business Roundtable Questions Treasury on Spending Cap Bill

Friday, 2 December 2011, 12:56 pm | New Zealand Business Roundtable

The Treasury’s advice to the government on the Spending Cap (People’s Veto) Bill constitutes an abandonment of its duty to advise and an inappropriate political judgment, according to a submission on the Bill released today by the New Zealand Business ... More >>

Bryce Wilkinson Acting Executive Director

Tuesday, 15 November 2011, 3:54 pm | New Zealand Business Roundtable

New Zealand Business Roundtable chairman Roger Partridge announced today that economist Dr Bryce Wilkinson has been appointed acting executive director of the Business Roundtable. More >>

Draft Auckland Plan Bound to Fail

Friday, 11 November 2011, 4:17 pm | New Zealand Business Roundtable

The Auckland Council's draft Auckland Plan fails to focus the Council on succeeding in its core task of providing local public goods efficiently and at least cost, according to a submission on the draft plan released today by the New Zealand Business Roundtable. More >>

Google’s Eric Schmidt Expounds on His Senate Testimony

Monday, 31 October 2011, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Business Roundtable

A week after Google Chairman Eric Schmidt testified before the Senate Judiciary antitrust committee, he was back in California at the company’s headquarters in Mountain View. There on September 29, Schmidt — who until this April had served as the company’s ... More >>

More Decisive Action Needed on the Economy & Govt Accounts

Wednesday, 26 October 2011, 9:39 am | New Zealand Business Roundtable

"The Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Update confirms the need for more decisive action both on the economy and the government accounts", Roger Kerr, executive director of the New Zealand Business Roundtable, said today. More >>

Judgment Day for MMP

Friday, 30 September 2011, 2:42 pm | New Zealand Business Roundtable

Government has an immense influence on people's lives. How citizens elect their parliamentary representatives and governments is of vital importance. More >>

Parliament Affirms Right to Freedom of Association

Thursday, 29 September 2011, 11:48 am | New Zealand Business Roundtable

The final passage last night of the Education (Freedom of Association) Amendment Bill, which abolishes compulsory membership of student unions, was welcomed by Business Roundtable executive director Roger Kerr as an affirmation of the principles of a ... More >>

Have Business Leaders Lost their Mojo?

Monday, 5 September 2011, 3:39 pm | New Zealand Business Roundtable

I was struck by a recent ‘economic state of the nation’ article by award-winning business journalist, Jenni McManus. The article was a kind of valedictory for McManus, one of this country’s finest journalists, who recently left the media for the corporate ... More >>

From Passive to Conditional Welfare

Friday, 26 August 2011, 2:28 pm | New Zealand Business Roundtable

Recently John Key announced plans to introduce a form of what’s known in the world of welfare as income management. The hands-on approach, targeting ‘disengaged’ 16 and 17 year-olds and teen sole parents, would put oversight of their benefits ... More >>

Local Government in the Wellington Region

Monday, 15 August 2011, 3:20 pm | New Zealand Business Roundtable

There have been many useful contributions to the debate over the future of local government in the Wellington region, including a report by PricewaterhouseCoopers. I agree with Mayor Celia Wade-Brown that Wellington should not blindly follow the ... More >>

Business Roundtable Perspectives: No. 479, July 2011

Friday, 12 August 2011, 3:38 pm | New Zealand Business Roundtable

Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama have at least one similarity. They both were confronted by great economic challenges when they became president. Mr Reagan's immediate challenge was that inflation and interest rates were out of control. He met this great test ... More >>

Business Roundtable Welcomes Spending Cap Bill

Thursday, 11 August 2011, 4:39 pm | New Zealand Business Roundtable

“The Bill introduced to parliament yesterday as a government measure to place a cap on government spending deserves strong support”, Roger Kerr, executive director of the New Zealand Business Roundtable, said today. He said the Business Roundtable ... More >>

Privatisation Expert to Speak at Business Roundtable Forum

Friday, 5 August 2011, 1:29 pm | New Zealand Business Roundtable

US-based privatisation expert Professor William Megginson will address an audience of chief executives, politicians and academics at a CEO forum hosted by the New Zealand Business Roundtable in Wellington on Monday 8 August at 5.30pm. More >>

Roger Kerr Receives Prestigious Australian Awards

Monday, 1 August 2011, 10:19 pm | New Zealand Business Roundtable

New Zealand Business Roundtable executive director Roger Kerr and former Australian Prime Minister John Howard were awarded Alan McGregor Fellowships by the Centre for Independent Studies chair Michael Darling at the Consilium conference in Coolum, ... More >>

Perspectives: No. 476, July 2011

Wednesday, 27 July 2011, 2:52 pm | New Zealand Business Roundtable

With the Doha Round dead and the United States no longer capable of global trade leadership, Australia should be exporting a commodity it produces and other countries lack: enlightened trade policy thinking. More >>

Productivity Commission Should Examine Kiwifruit Monopoly

Friday, 22 July 2011, 2:31 pm | New Zealand Business Roundtable

Every Econ 101 student learns that monopolies are bad. They maximise profits by restricting output and raising prices. Consumers are exploited and national income is lower than it would otherwise be. More >>

Business Roundtable Perspectives: No. 472, July 2011

Friday, 15 July 2011, 5:21 pm | New Zealand Business Roundtable

The Department of Agriculture no longer serves as a lifeline to millions of struggling homestead farmers. Instead, it is a vast, self-perpetuating postmodern bureaucracy with an amorphous budget of some $130 billion – a sum far greater than the nation's ... More >>

Perspectives No 463: California Dreamin' - Of Jobs In Texas

Thursday, 9 June 2011, 11:08 am | New Zealand Business Roundtable

It wasn't your usual legislative hearing. A group of largely Republican California lawmakers and Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom traveled here last week to hear from businesses that have left their state to set up shop in Texas. More >>

Budget 2011 Doesn't Solve Serious Problems

Wednesday, 25 May 2011, 10:24 am | New Zealand Business Roundtable

Some have described the 2011 budget as cautious and safe. Cautious, yes. Safe – maybe politically, but not in terms of removing economic risks. And no one to my knowledge described it as strategic – constituting a coherent, medium-term plan ... More >>

 

 

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