New Zealanders are losing out to poor productivity and paying for it by working longer than their peers overseas, according to the Productivity Commission. Thomas Coughlan reports.
The Productivity Commission will conduct an investigation into the impacts of technological change and disruption, and the future of work.
The government wants a better understanding of how local bodies are funding their increasing cost base and infrastructure needs without simply relying on higher rates, and has asked the Productivity Commission to investigate.
Rod Oram reviews the Productivity Commission's landmark report on moving to a carbon-neutral economy. He finds a wealth of insight on the task ahead, but no analysis of what happens if we fail or what a radical disruption might look like.
Drivers face massive fuel cost hikes and a ban on petrol and diesel engine vehicles within 15 years, while farmers will have to radically change land use if New Zealand is to become carbon neutral by 2050. Bernard Hickey reports.
Rod Oram writes in this week's column about the Productivity Commission's looming draft report on how to move to a low emissions economy, particularly now it has more ambitious terms of reference under the new Government.
Rod Oram argues in his weekly column that there's never been a better time to build a high productivity and high wage economy, but there's also a risk the current good times will allow complacency to lock in New Zealand's bad habits.
The Government has revealed its initial response to a tertiary education report that recommended a major shake-up to the system, but won’t be adopting some of the more radical suggestions. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
The Government has revealed its initial response to a tertiary education report that recommended a major shake-up to the system.
In today's email we detail the latest in the political dramas dogging both National and Labour, and look into plans to allow the Commerce Commission to conduct market studies.