In this morning's email we detailed the Government's planned inquiry into abuse of both migrant workers and international students.
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.
Bill English is leaving on his own terms as a popular politician with a passion for investing to lift people out of poverty and reduce their reliance on the state. But his vision was only partly achieved. His bigger legacy was successfully managing the economy through the GFC in tandem with John Key, writes Bernard Hickey.
In today's email we find a landmine for the incoming Reserve Bank governor to defuse.
Bill English was just starting to roll out his social investment idea throughout Government when he lost power. His frustration at Labour's reluctance to wholeheartedly adopt the idea was evident in an interview with Thomas Coughlan.
Will Bill English's vision of highly targeted and data-driven welfare spending survive under Jacinda Ardern? Thomas Coughlan reports it is likely to morph rather than disappear.
In today's email, we cover look into how the new Government's early delivery on transparency has been poor, despite its promises.
Now in charge of the social development portfolio, Carmel Sepuloni wants to change the way those on benefits are viewed by the public. She explains to Shane Cowlishaw how she’ll do it.
In today's email we look into the launch of the new Social Investment Agency.
It may be Steven Joyce’s first Budget, but the increased spending it includes on support and services for children with special needs is directly related to Bill English’s social investment approach.