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Industry ready and waiting to deliver on Waterview

Thursday, 1 July 2010, 1:11 pm | Centre for Independent Studies

"There will be a strong bidding process for the completion of SH20 Waterview Connection, announced today by Transport Minister, Steven Joyce. Already there are three separate consortia ready to bid on the completion of this project by 2015", says Stephen Selwood, ... More >>

Kick-starting Kiwi democracy: Abandon MMP

Wednesday, 24 March 2010, 2:39 pm | Centre for Independent Studies

New Zealanders need to seize the opportunity of the upcoming referendum on electoral reform and reinvent their system of government, says a new report from The Centre for Independent More >>

A carbon tax could reduce income tax

Wednesday, 15 July 2009, 11:01 am | Centre for Independent Studies

The New Zealand government’s emissions trading system, due to come into force in 2010 for energy and 2013 for agriculture, is the wrong approach, says a new report being released on Thursday. More >>

Taming New Zealand’s Tax Monster

Tuesday, 15 May 2007, 2:40 pm | Centre for Independent Studies

New Zealanders now pay an extra $20 billion per year in tax than they did in 2000, says a new report by The Centre for Independent Studies. More >>

Tax-welfare churning is destroying independence

Tuesday, 27 March 2007, 11:46 am | Centre for Independent Studies

A new report states that the welfare state needs to be reformed to give New Zealanders more control over their lives. In a paper to be released Tuesday 27 March 2007, Reinventing New Zealand’s Welfare State, the Social Research Director at The Centre for Independent ... More >>

NZ Spending Binge Delivering Disappointing Results

Thursday, 15 March 2007, 9:16 am | Centre for Independent Studies

Government spending is now $20 billion higher than it was in 2000 yet has delivered disappointing results, says a new report by The Centre for Independent Studies. More >>

" Tonga: From monarchy to modernity"

Monday, 6 November 2006, 4:15 pm | Centre for Independent Studies

Despite years of generous aid and high education and health expenditure, Tonga has failed to grow substantially in the last thirty years. According to a new report, the royal family and the ‘nobility’ must accept responsibility for this. In a ... More >>

Why Tax Cuts Are Good For Growth

Wednesday, 18 October 2006, 4:23 pm | Centre for Independent Studies

In the wake of the government’s $11 billion budget surplus, a new report argues that cutting taxes could deliver a significant boost to the economy. More >>

Why Tax Cuts Are Good For Growth

Wednesday, 18 October 2006, 1:41 pm | Centre for Independent Studies

In the wake of the government’s $11 billion budget surplus, a new report argues that cutting taxes could deliver a significant boost to the economy. More >>

Guest workers: A poor solution to labour shortage

Thursday, 14 September 2006, 10:33 am | Centre for Independent Studies

Proposals to introduce unskilled guest worker programs in Australia and New Zealand are gaining support, including from the World Bank. But little consideration has been given to the long-term social and economic costs to both host and home countries. More >>

Tax System Encourages Avoidance

Thursday, 14 September 2006, 10:31 am | Centre for Independent Studies

The New Zealand tax system has become complicated and unfair, with tax evasion and avoidance widespread. In a paper to be released on Thursday 14 September 2006, How to Fix a Leaky Tax System, Phil Rennie examines how the integrity of New Zealand’s ... More >>

New Zealand: an over-taxed nation

Monday, 15 May 2006, 10:48 am | Centre for Independent Studies

New Zealanders are over-taxed. The past decade has seen huge increases in the government’s tax revenue – and in government spending. New Zealand has record budget surpluses, and in the 2006 Budget the government has a once-in-a-generation opportunity to cut ... More >>

Fresh Shot of Ideas: CIS Announces NZ Policy Unit

Thursday, 9 February 2006, 12:15 am | Centre for Independent Studies

The Centre for Independent Studies (CIS), Australia’s leading independent public policy ‘think tank’, announces the establishment of the New Zealand Policy Unit to focus specifically on New Zealand policy issues. More >>

Wealth of Generations: Capitalism and the Future

Friday, 16 September 2005, 12:29 am | Centre for Independent Studies

The Centre for Independent Studies brings to New Zealand for the first time the John Bonython Lecture & Gala Dinner More >>

Tax Myths Debunked

Wednesday, 24 August 2005, 9:37 am | Centre for Independent Studies

Experts and pressure groups favouring high taxes and high levels of public spending have repeatedly claimed that Australia is a relatively low tax economy. In a new paper to be released on Wednesday 24 August, titled Are There Any Good Arguments ... More >>

Papua New Guinea: The Clock is Ticking

Tuesday, 31 May 2005, 8:53 am | Centre for Independent Studies

The deep divide between the tiny elite minority in Papua New Guinea who enrich themselves at the expense of the vast majority of ordinary people will continue to grow with disastrous consequences unless the Australian government’s new Enhanced Cooperation ... More >>

Owen Harries: Morality In Foreign Policy

Thursday, 17 February 2005, 5:44 pm | Centre for Independent Studies

The intense debate over the war in Iraq and American foreign policy has raised age-old questions about the rights and wrongs of intervention in the internal affairs of sovereign states, the pre-emptive use of force and the 'export' of democracy, but ... More >>

The Modern Malaise of 'Conspicuous Compassion'

Wednesday, 15 December 2004, 12:45 am | Centre for Independent Studies

Patrick West's book Conspicuous Compassion was first published in Britain earlier this year and took the country by storm. In the introduction of the Australian edition, released on Wednesday 15 December by The Centre for Independent Studies, Paul Comrie-Thomson ... More >>

No More Excuses: The Pacific Is Viable

Thursday, 2 December 2004, 9:34 am | Centre for Independent Studies

Whilst all is relatively quiet in the Pacific, there is still no growth. With aid runing at more than $1.5 billion a year to cushion the effects of stagnation, Pacific governments continue to opt for inaction. More >>

CIS Appoints New NZ Directors

Tuesday, 16 November 2004, 2:23 pm | Centre for Independent Studies

The Centre for Independent Studies, the influential trans-Tasman think tank, is pleased to announce the appointment of two additional New Zealand-based Directors, Mr Geoff Ricketts and Dr Don Turkington. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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