2019 Impact 25
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD

Tag : New Zealand

How good is New Zealand’s budget?

David Crosbie, Thursday, 6th June 2019 -  New Zealand has shown how government can shift from previous budget practices to focus more on measures that reflect the reality of people’s lives, writes Community Council for Australia

New Zealand’s ‘well-being budget’: How it hopes to improve people’s lives

Contributor, Monday, 3rd June 2019 -  Christoph Schumacher, professor of innovation and economics at Massey University, looks at whether the latest New Zealand budget earns the government’s well-being title, in this

New Zealand urged to create more compassionate refugee policy

Luke Michael, Monday, 27th May 2019 -  World Vision is calling on the New Zealand government to scrap refugee quota restrictions that the charity argues are discriminatory and wrong. The government’s refugee quota and

NZ government under fire for ‘underwhelming’ response to welfare report

Luke Michael, Friday, 17th May 2019 -  The New Zealand government’s response to a welfare review has been slammed by community groups, who say the call to transform a broken system has been left unanswered. The Ardern coalition

NZ celebrates royal baby with charity gift

Luke Michael, Thursday, 9th May 2019 -  New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has marked the birth of a new royal baby in the UK by donating to two local child-focused charities. The PM this week congratulated the Duke

NZ Intellectual Disability Services Come Under Scrutiny

Luke Michael, Monday, 18th February 2019 -  New Zealand’s chief ombudsman is investigating the Ministry of Health and its services for people with intellectual disabilities amid fears vulnerable people are being unlawfully

Family First New Zealand Fights to Regain Charity Status

Luke Michael, Thursday, 13th September 2018 -  A New Zealand advocacy group strongly opposed to same-sex marriage is appealing a High Court ruling which upheld a decision to strip its charity status. Family First New Zealand was

Social Procurement’s Value Recognised by Business Community

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 7th August 2018 -  Changing consumer expectations are making businesses more aware of social procurement’s value delivering a positive social impact, says the woman tasked with growing New Zealand

NZ Review Charities Act to Ensure It’s Fit For Purpose

Wendy Williams, Monday, 4th June 2018 -  New Zealand is launching a comprehensive review of its national Charities Act to ensure the act is “effective and fit for purpose” more than a decade after it was first implemented.

Australia Warned Not to Follow NZ Welfare Reform

Wendy Williams, Monday, 23rd October 2017 -  Australia must be careful not to follow in New Zealand’s footsteps when it comes to welfare reform, an international advocate has warned. Vanessa Cole, the coordinator for Auckland

NZ’s Co-Operative Economy Mapped for the First Time

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 31st January 2017 -  A new report mapping the size and scale of New Zealand’s cooperative economy has found the sector contributes revenues of more than $42.3 billion (A$40.8b) per annum to the country…

New Zealand’s First Social Bond Falls Through

Ellie Cooper, Wednesday, 13th July 2016 -  The New Zealand government’s first social bond, set to target employment for people with mental illness, has failed to get off the ground with the Not for Profit provider withdrawing
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