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Cover Issues raised at consultation conference on the Commissions market study into the retail grocery sector v2

Submission: Issues raised at the Consultation Conference on the Commission’s Market study into the retail grocery sector draft report

The Initiative undertakes research that contributes to the development of sound public policies in New Zealand and the creation of a competitive, open and dynamic economy and a free, prosperous, fair and cohesive society. The Initiative’s members include two New Zealand supermarket operators, Woolworths New Zealand and Foodstuffs North Island. Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
19 November, 2021
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A public service in decline

The news that our public service is ranked second in the world, according to a UK survey, was overshadowed by two events last week which cast it in a less positive light. New Zealand’s public service placed second in the International Civil Service Effectiveness (InCiSE) Index from Oxford University. Read more

Matt Burgess
NZ Herald
18 November, 2021
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Podcast: Bryce Wilkinson and Leonard Hong on walking the path to the next GFC

Bryce Wilkinson and Leonard Hong discuss their latest report "Walking the path to the next global financial crisis" and the implications for New Zealand. To listen to our latest podcasts, please subscribe to The New Zealand Initiative podcast on iTunes, Spotify or The Podcast App. Read more

Dr Bryce Wilkinson
12 November, 2021
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Research Note: Unemployment Insurance - A recipe for more unemployment?

When presenting Budget 2021 in May, Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced that an unemployment insurance (UI) scheme was being developed for New Zealand. Prior to this, the Productivity Commission had considered UI as part of its inquiry into technological change and the future of work, as had the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE). Read more

Dr David Law
Research Note
11 November, 2021

Media release: Unemployment Insurance will mean more tax - NZ Initiative report

Wellington (Thursday, 11 November 2021) A new unemployment insurance scheme would be another tax on income, with little benefit, and increase unemployment, according to a new report from The New Zealand Initiative. The think tank warns that the scheme could constitute a 2 – 3% tax increase for every Kiwi worker in the medium-term. Read more

Chelsy Killick
Dr David Law
Media release
11 November, 2021

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