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Vaping Legislation And Snus Bans

Tuesday, 4 August 2020, 3:07 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

The Government’s proposed vaping legislation includes an unnecessary and harmful ban on Swedish Snus. The New Zealand Initiative urged Parliament to consider Nicky Wagner’s Supplementary Order Paper that would strengthen the Bill’s ability to ... More >>

New Research Project Shows What Is Really Happening With Cannabis Legalisation In The US

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 3:56 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 25 June 2020 - The US experience with cannabis legalisation is as diverse as its many models – each state runs things differently, according to a new research project by the New Zealand Initiative. The Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill ... More >>

New Report Suggests NZ’s ‘rainy Day Fund’ Could Help Solve Economic Pain Of Covid-19

Friday, 19 June 2020, 12:17 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 19 June 2020 - To plug the fiscal gap created by Covid-19, the Government must rethink its retirement income policies, according to a new report by The New Zealand Initiative. So far, the Government’s primary responses to the challenges ... More >>

Blocking MFAT Advice On New Forestry Bill ‘concerning,’ Says NZ Initiative

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 5:20 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

  Wellington, 16 June 2020 - The Government’s refusal to let its skilled public servants advise a Select Committee about new legislation is “deeply concerning,” said The New Zealand Initiative. Today, the Environment Select Committee published ... More >>

NZ On Dangerous Path To Higher Public Debt And Unprecedented Money Printing, New Report Warns

Friday, 12 June 2020, 11:47 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 12 June 2020 - New Zealand is now on a dangerous path to higher public debt and unprecedented money printing with no credible plan for unwinding the situation before the next crisis, warns a new report by The New Zealand Initiative. Covid-19 ... More >>

NZ Can Look To East Asia To Prepare For Next Pandemic

Monday, 25 May 2020, 2:23 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 25 May 2020 - To prepare for the next virus pandemic, New Zealand has plenty to learn from the successes of three East Asian states, according to a summary report from The New Zealand Initiative. Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan all successfully ... More >>

Kiwis Should Be Concerned If Lockdown Broke The Law, NZ Initiative Report Shows

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 3:05 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Even in emergencies, democratic governments must comply with the law, according to a new report The rule of law or the law of rulers by the New Zealand Initiative. As legal challenges emerge to question the lawfulness of the Government’s restrictions, ... More >>

No Reason For Rushing ‘urgent’ OIA Changes Through Parliament

Monday, 18 May 2020, 1:35 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Changes to the Overseas Investment Act deserve more time for scrutiny, particularly when thousands of Kiwi business teeter on the edge of bankruptcy, according to the New Zealand Initiative. The Government tabled the Overseas Investment (Urgent Measures) ... More >>

Government Grabs The Wheel For Post-Covid Recovery

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 3:20 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 14 May 2020 - Budget 2020 puts the Government firmly in the driver’s seat to get New Zealand through the Covid-19 financial crisis, but it will need more than good intentions to succeed, according to The New Zealand Initiative. The Coalition ... More >>

‘Farcical’ OIA Change Won’t Help Kiwi Companies, Says NZ Initiative

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 12:20 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 14 May 2020 - The Government’s proposed changes to the Overseas Investment Act will only make it harder for struggling Kiwi businesses to recover after Covid-19 lockdowns, said The New Zealand Initiative. Yesterday, associate finance minister ... More >>

NZ can’t afford any boondoggles in post-Covid-19 recovery

Friday, 8 May 2020, 10:48 am | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 8 May 2020 - More economic freedom will be the key to surviving the next phase of the Covid-19 recovery, and the Government should step aside as soon as it can, according to a new report For better or for worse: How governments respond ... More >>

Covid-19 Success Gives Kiwi Universities Unique Opportunity To Attract Keen International Students

Friday, 1 May 2020, 11:56 am | The New Zealand Initiative

New Zealand’s relative success against Covid-19 now gives Kiwi universities a unique opportunity to attract a new wave of keen international students, according to a report by the New Zealand Initiative. In the report, Open for minds: export ... More >>

Don’t Toy With NZ’s Trade Network To Fix Covid-19 Recession, Says New Report

Thursday, 30 April 2020, 12:34 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Now is not the time to rethink New Zealand’s hard-won network of trade ties around the world with protectionist policies, warns a new report Reinforcing New Zealand’s trade relationships after Covid-19 by the New Zealand Initiative. While the Covid-19 ... More >>

Covid-19 Time Travellers: Assessing South Korea’s Virus Response

Friday, 24 April 2020, 10:42 am | The New Zealand Initiative

South Korea has tackled the Covid-19 crisis competently and New Zealand could learn from the East Asian country as it considers moving to Alert Level 3, according to a new report from the New Zealand Initiative. While no country comparison is perfect, ... More >>

Free Money Isn't Free – New Report Says The Government Must Be Fiscally Cautious

Thursday, 23 April 2020, 6:40 am | The New Zealand Initiative

No matter how seductive it sounds, central bank funding of the additional government spending on Covid-19 would set New Zealand on a dangerous path, according to a new report by the New Zealand Initiative. The report , Deficit spending in a crisis: ... More >>

New Zealand Could Learn From Singapore’s Covid-19 Containment Model

Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 4:23 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 8 April - Singapore has set a high standard for dealing with Covid-19 and despite its decision to enter a lockdown this week, New Zealand can learn a lot from the country, according to a new report Lessons from abroad: Singapore’s Covid-19 ... More >>

New Report: Government’s Current Wage Subsidy Scheme May Insufficiently Protect Kiwis

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 1:21 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 7 April - The Government’s current wage subsidy scheme may insufficiently protect Kiwis from the worst effects of the Covid-19 crisis, according to a new report from the New Zealand Initiative. Comparing New Zealand with Australia and Canada, ... More >>

Kiwi Households Could Lose $10,000 Of Yearly Income From Covid-19 Lockdown, New Report Says

Friday, 3 April 2020, 1:21 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 3 April - If New Zealand can’t recover from the economic “heart attack” of self-imposed lockdown, it could face GDP losses at Great Depression levels, according to a New Zealand Initiative research note. While the Covid-19 pandemic ... More >>

New Zealand Initiative Criticises Government For Rushing New Vaping Legislation During Lockdown

Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 2:33 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 1 April - Rushing to deal with new vaping legislation during an unprecedented economic lockdown is not just folly, it is anti-democratic, according to a public submission by the New Zealand Initiative. While most businesses and public services ... More >>

New Zealand Initiative Urges Quarantine For Non-urgent Legislation

Thursday, 26 March 2020, 5:19 pm | The New Zealand Initiative

Wellington, 26 March - Asking the public for submissions on pending legislation while the country is in pandemic lockdown risks making a farce of democracy and unnecessarily distracting the Government, according to a new policy paper by the New Zealand Initiative. ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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