Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search

 

PM To Unveil Innovation Strategy In Opening Speech

The Prime Minister will use her opening speech to parliament tomorrow to unveil the Government’s strategy to boost New Zealand’s economic performance.

Helen Clark says the innovation strategy is a response to last year’s Knowledge Wave conference, and will inform the 2002 budget.

However, she stressed at this afternoon’s post-Cabinet press conference that the strategy is not a budget statement, but a policy framework, and has no dollars attached.

She said that while New Zealand’s economic fundamentals are sound, that’s not enough to produce the level of growth the country needs to raise standards of living.

Miss Clark said the framework is a work in progress, which the Government has developed with a great deal of private sector interaction.

“We are rather big on public/private sector partnerships,” she said.

Miss Clark said substantial reports from the private sector and the Science and Innovation Advisory Council would be released tomorrow as well.

She said the framework is business friendly, but people shouldn’t expect anything resembling the economic agendas of the eighties and nineties.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Ian Powell: Pay Freezes, Health Systems And Medical Specialists

What has a pay freeze got to do with a universal public health system? Actually quite a lot. Health systems, especially public hospitals which handle the more complex and urgent cases that the rest of the system can’t fix, are by their very nature ... More>>

Forgetting Citizenship: Australia Suspends Flights From India

As India is being devastated by COVID-19 cases that have now passed a daily rate of 400,000, affluent and callous Australia has taken the decision to suspend all flights coming into the country till mid-month. The decision was reached by the Morrison ... More>>

Digitl: UK Spy Chief: “The West Has To Go It Alone On Tech"

“Cybersecurity is an increasingly strategic issue that needs a whole-nation approach. The rules are changing in ways not always controlled by government. More>>


Keith Rankin: The New Zealand Government’s 'Public Finance Rabbithole'

Last week, out of left field, the government placed a three-year embargo on normal public sector wage bargaining, essentially a salary freeze. While there has been a certain amount of backtracking since, it is clear that the government has been ... More>>

The Conversation: Without The Right Financial Strategies, NZ’s Climate Change Efforts Will Remain Unfinished Business

When it comes to climate change, money talks. Climate finance is critical for enabling a low-emissions transition. This involves investment and expenditure — public, private, domestic and transnational — that demonstrably contributes to climate ... More>>

Dr Terrence Loomis: Does Petroleum Industry Spying Really Matter?

Opinion: Nicky Hager’s latest revelations about security firm Thompson and Clark’s ‘spying’ on climate activists and environmental organisations on behalf of the oil and gas industry and big GHG emitters makes entertaining reading. But it does ... More>>