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


Making policy sense of New Zealand’s First Wellbeing Budget

31 May 2019

Making policy sense of New Zealand’s First Wellbeing Budget

The Policy Fix Podcast - Bite-sized sessions from New Zealand’s best thinkers

Plans outlined in the 2019 Wellbeing budget can only be implemented with the right policy framework. But what is policy all about and why is it so important?

Brought to you by The Policy Observatory at AUT, The Policy Fix is a series of to-the-point interviews with some of Aotearoa’s best thinkers on the issues we face as a country and how we can solve them. The Policy Fix’s first series of four podcasts is on Inequality in Aotearoa.

Inequality – What NZers think - Peter Skilling, Senior Lecturer in Management, AUT

- Marsden-funded research into what New Zealanders think about inequality and the prospects for reducing it.

Economic inequality - Max Rashbrooke, Senior Associate, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, VUW

- The state of economic inequality in Aotearoa today and a concise run through of his many policy recommendations for fixing the problem.

The injustice of NZ justice - Tracey McIntosh, Professor of Indigenous Studies, University of Auckland

- Inequality in the criminal justice system, the social inequalities that lead to it, and the sweeping changes we need to make as a country.

Homelessness - Shiloh Groot, Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology, University of Auckland

- Homelessness in Aotearoa, the attitudinal problems towards homelessness New Zealanders need to fix, and the wide policy approach necessary to really help.

Our next series is on environmental policy, and our first two episodes are available now:

Solving our freshwater crisis - Mike Joy, Senior Researcher, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, VUW

- The nature of our freshwater crisis, its historical and political causes, and the policy changes that are needed to improve the situation

Green hydrogen - Kathy Errington, Executive Director, Helen Clark Foundation

- The opportunities of green hydrogen as an export industry and as a tool to eliminate fossil fuel use.

Upcoming podcasts from The Policy Fix will include interviews on the Living Standards Framework and wellbeing economics; Māori rights in natural resources; the future of local government, and more.

The podcasts will be released fortnightly on a Wednesday and can be downloaded here:


• Listeners can subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Stitcher, Spotify, or TuneIn


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Compensating Afghan Civilian Casualties

Reportedly, there have been nine incidents resulting in 17 civilian deaths and injuries (seven of the dead were children) caused by ordnance left behind on what used to be the firing range of our Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Bamiyan province.

Given that the NZ Defence Force has needed to be hauled kicking and screaming into belatedly arranging an adequate clean-up of its old firing range… what would it take before New Zealand offers to pay compensation to the families of those who suffered death and injury from what was left behind on our watch? More>>


Children's Day: Commissioner Calls For Govt Commitment

“Three decades on, we are able to celebrate some significant changes for children like the recent launch of a Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. But we still have a long way to go to prioritise children’s rights.” More>>


Elections: Proposed Electorate Boundaries Released

The Representation Commission is proposing changes to half of New Zealand’s electorates and establishing a new electorate in south Auckland… More>>


"Effectively A Permanent Amnesty": Final Month For Gun Ban Compensation

The firearms buy-back comes to an end a month from today, but the police say the amnesty for returning banned guns will continue into next year and beyond. More>>




Overseas Investment Rules: New National Interest Test

The Government is delivering on its promise to protect New Zealanders’ interests by applying a new national interest test to the sales of our most sensitive and high risk assets to overseas buyers... More>>


Matter Of Trust: Peters Says NZ First Loans Legal

"Allegations raised this morning by Stuff Limited / Fairfax concern a party matter but I am confident that New Zealand First has operated within electoral laws, now and for the last 27 years." More>>



Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Age Problem, And The Port Hills

Labour has been steadily improving its gender balance to the point where there are now 21 women in its caucus out of 46 MPs in all... Yet Labour has been just as steadily losing the generational battle to the Greens. More>>


Charles & Camilla: Visit Takes Royals From Waitangi To Christchurch

Domestic violence services, conservation and education are all on the list for the royal tour. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will spend a week travelling the country from Waitangi to Christchurch. More>>





InfoPages News Channels