Articles tagged Opinion

Political scientist Bryce Edwards called late last month for a coalition to form to fix the Official Information Act. He reports back on a positive initial response in and around Government.

Bryce Edwards takes a closer look at the changes in the lobbying scene around Wellington in the wake of the formation of the Labour-led Government. He asks whether New Zealand needs a policy to restrict 'revolving door' moves by political staffers straight into lobbying.

2016 was a big year for surprises and for politics driven by economics, so here's the big three numbers of the political economy over the last 12 months.

For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekend column about how the PM doesn’t trust the Treasury’s forecasts for the very long term and the very short term, but thinks we should rely on the medium term one that says we can afford tax cuts, extra social spending, the quake rebuilds and debt repayment.

For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekend column about how Brexit and the election of Donald Trump represent the sudden collapse of a social contract in favour of globalisation. Tweaks won't be enough to rebuild it.