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.
In this email we look at how today's Budget will be dominated by the need to respond to the pressures on housing, public services and transport caused by a surging population.
The Government’s social investment approach has been under pressure following a string of blunders by MSD. Now, the new fix-it Minister has been called in to help get things back on track.
The potential ability for chief executives to exempt organisations from proposed measures to combat money laundering have been questioned.
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).
Dame Diane Robertson has gone from caring for Auckland's homeless to figuring out how to harness the power of data for good. She speaks about why the plan won't work unless the public are convinced first.
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is seeking a new private partner to take on the job of deciding whether a breakdown in a young person's family situation is legitimate.
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley has ordered an independent review into the privacy breach of a system designed to collect service users' personal information.