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The Real Drug Talk

Tuesday, 7 May 2019, 12:20 pm | Public Good

Developed in consultation with the New Zealand Drug Foundation and designed to provide reputable and evidence-based information in an entertaining way, The REAL Drug Talk follows Villainesse’s highly successful online series The REAL Sex Talk which premiered ... More >>

Human Flourishing seminar - 5 & 6 May

Wednesday, 3 May 2017, 10:42 am | Public Good

Human Flourishing: What does it need? St Andrews Trust for the Study of Religion and Society is holding a conference over the Friday evening and Saturday of 5 & 6 May to explore what needs to happen to support human flourishing in New Zealand. ... More >>

Tax avoiders profit while profitable companies outlawed

Thursday, 7 April 2016, 12:58 pm | Public Good

The publication of news stories from the “Panama Papers”, co-ordinated through the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), are likely to continue over the days and weeks to come. It is reported that a full list of the names and ... More >>

When will our government catch on to the Internet of Things?

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 9:33 am | Public Good

What exactly is the purpose of government? Should it include mitigating risks that apply at a whole of population level? High levels of suicide, perhaps, workplace deaths and injuries, minimising the risk of catastrophic climate change, mitigating ... More >>

TPPA progress harder from now on

Monday, 3 August 2015, 2:20 pm | Public Good

With the failure of the Hawaii TPPA round to make a deal, the next round of TPPA negotiations is going to be more difficult , as well as more risky for the government. Internationally the Canadian government has been dissolved pending an election in ... More >>

The 'Free Trade' horse is already bolting

Friday, 24 July 2015, 9:35 am | Public Good

On Tuesday David Parker wrote in the NZ Herald that the government's signing of the South Korea Free Trade Agreement creates risks for NZ. Yesterday the Labour Party has withheld support until certain guarantees are made. However the specific risk ... More >>

World leading research moves off shore because of TICSA

Thursday, 5 March 2015, 1:25 pm | Public Good

This month six of NZ's universities are submitting their final bids for a share in the 2014 budget's $28M of new funds for new ICT graduate schools. According to Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce this initiative will More >>

The crisis in New Zealand’s civil justice system

Monday, 16 February 2015, 2:03 pm | Public Good

Barrister Frances Joychild has recently published an article on the Auckland District Law Society website and in other legal publications about the poor level of access to, and the declining state of the New Zealand’s civil law arrangements. It follows ... More >>

Public Sector & TISA: On the cusp of something very special?

Wednesday, 17 September 2014, 1:16 pm | Public Good

Is the National Party keeping some things out of sight in case they frighten the electorate? Here is some worrying evidence that this may be the case. More >>

An Open Government Plan developed in secrecy

Monday, 1 September 2014, 4:56 pm | Public Good

The State Services Commission sent NZ’s Open Government Action Plan to the international Open Government Partnership (OGP) Secretariat on 31 July. The countries involved in the OGP since its inception - from the UK and US to Indonesia and Brazil - have ... More >>

Lower enrolment levels: practical impact of dirty politics?

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 12:02 pm | Public Good

A healthy democracy should be about more than the government being able to enrol voters effectively and run the mechanics of an election. With the historically low levels of voter enrolment this year, including a 5% fall in 18-25 year-olds signing ... More >>

Is the quality of our democracy an election issue?

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 9:34 am | Public Good

A well-attended conference in Wellington at the weekend heard and discussed a number of presentations which raised questions about the current quality of our democracy. The conference was hosted by the St Andrews Trust for the Study of Religion and Society ... More >>

Conference on Democracy, Ethics and the Public Good

Monday, 28 July 2014, 11:57 am | Public Good

Conference on Democracy, Ethics and the Public Good A conference is to be held in Wellington on 1 and 2 August with the aim of starting a NZ-wide discussion about the quality of our democracy. The conference is hosted jointly by the St Andrews ... More >>

Opening the debate on the quality of our democracy

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 10:38 am | Public Good

People in Wellington and beyond can help to kick-start a much-needed critical examination of our democracy on August 1 and 2. Public Good and the St Andrews Trust for the Study of Religion and Society (SATRS) are hosting Democracy, Ethics and the Public ... More >>

Corporate style boards in public institutions past due date

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 10:34 am | public good Aotearoa New Zealand

Jan Rivers, Convenor of public good (publicgood.org.nz), today asked for documents under the Official Information Act so that public good could make public the evidence that the Minister for Tertiary Education, Steven Joyce, used to help him decide that ... More >>

Wanted: A Public Service User’s Bill for New Zealand

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 10:53 am | public good Aotearoa New Zealand

Public Good calls on New Zealand’s political parties to consider the development of a Public Service Users Bill to provide for improved and more democratic management of New Zealand’s public sector. More >>

Does sale of Meridian Energy comply with fiscal principles

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 9:05 am | public good Aotearoa New Zealand

Now that the number of investors in Meridian Energy has been revealed at a disappointing 62,000 and the share price at launch has been set at the lowest end of the proposed value it is worth considering whether the government has been following its own rules ... More >>

 

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