Articles tagged Labour

Fresh research suggests the public is becoming more trusting of Government and politicians again. Dr Bryce Edwards of Victoria University highlights new studies on trust, and says that “Jacindamania” still appears to be having a positive impact on society’s view of politics.

An embarrassing back down has made the Government’s planned justice reforms even more difficult and illustrated just how politically sensitive the issue can be. Shane Cowlishaw reports.

The Government has announced it will create a standalone housing ministry, as it seeks to deliver on its big promises to address the housing crisis.

Political-watchers are either appalled or saluting the government’s pragmatism in appointing Jim Bolger to head their industrial relations law rewrite. But Dr Bryce Edwards of Victoria University says Bolger’s appointment is entirely appropriate, as the former National prime minister is probably to the left of many MPs in the new government.

State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says public servants should provide more candid advice to the Government, encouraging ministers to “embrace disagreement” in the name of better policy.

Plans to restrict the pay of Crown entity chief executives could put New Zealand’s superannuation fund at risk of political interference, the board’s chairwoman has warned MPs.