Back by popular demand, here's the 8 things that mattered in our political economy in the (short) week that was, along with Weekend Reads at bottom.
Carmel Sepuloni has inherited Bill English's social investment approach. She's not throwing it out, but she'd prefer to rebuild the social safety net rather than just targeting those who might fall through. Thomas Coughlan reports.
The government has pulled back on its plans to collect people's data until it can assure them their privacy will be protected.
An independent report has highlighted yet another litany of IT errors by MSD in protecting people’s privacy. Why can the Ministry not learn from its mistakes?
An independent review into a security flaw that could have exposed sensitive client information has found serious failings by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).
It's been a bad few days for the Government's plans to ramp up the collection of personal data.
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has revealed a gaping privacy hole has been discovered in a computer portal set up to collect people’s data.
David Parker said he was open to the Green idea of Meridian investors not paying their final installment in exchange for the Government keeping more shares, Bill English compared the Labour/Green plan for New Zealand Power to the communist revolution of 1917 in Russia, National MP Katrina Shanks announced an early departure to head up the Funeral Directors' Association, Marie Schroff was replaced as Privacy Commissioner and Judith Collins announced plans to double the threshold for disputes to be taken to the Claims Tribunal rather than the District Court.