Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Experts discuss improving governance for a better future


20 March 2017


Experts discuss improving governance for a better future

Victoria University of Wellington’s Institute for Governance and Policy Studies is bringing together a range of experts for a one-day symposium at Parliament, to discuss how societies can exercise good governance not merely for today, but for future generations.

The Improving Intergenerational Governance symposium is asking tough questions around how, in a world dominated by short-term pressures, we can incentivise governing bodies and public institutions to tackle the serious, long-term challenges that threaten the environment and our livelihoods.

Public Policy Professor Jonathan Boston, from Victoria’s School of Government says too often our democratic political systems favour short-term interests at the expense of long-term interests.

“We need to take a serious look at this presentist bias and examine how we can improve our governing systems to ensure future interests are adequately safeguarded.

“Improving intergenerational governance is critical if we have any hope of passing onto the next generation, a world that is inclusive, safe and sustainable.”

The symposium is sponsored by the Deputy Prime Minister Hon Paula Bennett and includes panel sessions and presentations from local and international researchers and senior public servants including Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet chief executive Andrew Kibblewhite.

When: 8.45am – 5.30pm, Thursday 23 March

Where: Banquet Hall
Parliament Buildings
Cost: free

RSVP: register by Tuesday 21 March, spaces are limited.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Budget

It may seem like Oliver to be so bold as to ask the Finance Minister for more gruel – but what the Dickens, Steven Joyce… is this Budget really as good as it gets?

Supposedly, the public was going to receive significant rewards – an election year lolly scramble no less – for the eight years of belt tightening that they’ve endured, and for the rundown of essential public services.

Well, what Budget 2017 delivered instead in Education and in Health were allocations barely sufficient to maintain the current levels of service delivery More>>

Scoop Full Coverage: of Budget Announcements & Reaction
Latest: Scoop Search


PM's Press Conference: Two More Troops?

Prime Minister Bill English gave a summary his highlights of last week’s budget announcement... The Prime minister was asked about NATO’s request for New Zealand to send two more personnel to Afghanistan and whether or not we will send them. More>>


Carer Settlement: Threat Of Staff Exodus In Mental Health

As a result of the recent pay rise awarded to their aged care and disability sector colleagues, many staff in non-government mental health and addiction organisations are considering leaving to join these workforces. More>>


Climate Policy: New Zealand Set To Blow Its Carbon Budget By 27%

The Government’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory shows New Zealand is set to release 647.5 million tonnes of carbon emissions between 2013 and 2020 – 137 million tonnes more than we are allowed under the Kyoto Protocol. More>>



Christchurch Considers Cathedral, Stadium: Cathedral Working Group Report Released

“About half of Christchurch wants to see the cathedral reinstated, the other half wants something new and more modern, but really, everyone just needs a decision." More>>


Auditor-General Stands Down For Investigation: Gordon Campbell On (Not) Taking Responsibility

So Martin Matthews, our current Auditor-General wishes he could have detected “earlier” the fraud that occurred on his watch at the Ministry of Transport. Hmmm. But he could have detected it earlier, surely? That’s the point. More>>



Opening The Election Supporters




Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election