Saturday, December 7, 2019

Policy Brief

MCCULLY REDEFINES OUR FOREIGN POLICY

New Zealand was “in” ANZUS for 34 years and has now been “out” for 30. Yet it is only recently that the country has begun...

AMY ADAMS — THE CABINET'S BIG DRY

One of the grim and unpleasant realities emerging from the activities of ISIS or Daesh (or whatever you prefer to call then) it is...

LABOUR'S RADICAL ECONOMIC RETHINK

This is the year that Labour will try and shift the goal posts that define the economic debate in New Zealand politics. In one of...

HOW THE GOVERNMENT APPEARS TO HAVE PANICKED OVER RISING AUCKLAND HOUSE PRICES

The Government’s Budget moves to try and slow down the Auckland housing market were rushed through Cabinet after the deadline for the Budget had...

POLICY BRIEF: THE SOCIAL HOUSING DEBATE – TWYFORD v BENNETT

Labour's Housing spokesman Phil Twyford yesterday sent POLITIK 10 bullet points of his criticisms of the new Social Housing legislation. Because the points were...

POLICY BRIEF – WHY THE GOVERNMENT DIDN'T REALLY NEED TO BRING IN A NEW...

The Prime Minister says concerns about the Health and Safety Reform Bill first surfaced round the Cabinet table. Judith Collins says it was the...

THE BIG IDEA BEHIND THE BUDGET

Next week will be a defining week for the third term of this Government and a critical point in its campaign to retain power...