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Social Policy NZ



  1. Flight of the Kiwi: Addressing the Brain Drain

    Andrew Patterson, David Kirk, Don Turkington, Luke Malpass | 27 Mar 2012 | Policy Forum

    Why are so many New Zealanders flocking to Australian shores, and what can be done to stop the so-called Kiwi ‘brain drain’? In... Read More...

  2. Alcohol Policy and the Politics of Moral Panic

    Luke Malpass | 26 May 2011 | Policy Monographs

    New Zealand’s proposed liquor legislation marks a return to old attitudes towards alcohol regulation that perversely believe,... Read More...

  3. Ending No. 8 Wire Welfare: Why New Zealand is Lagging Behind

    Luke Malpass | 02 Apr 2009 | Issue Analysis

    The government’s welfare policy is moving in the right direction and a recession is a good time to reform the welfare system. ... Read More...

  4. FEATURE: Explaining the Income Gap: Are Aussies and Kiwis that different?

    Phil Rennie | 12 Dec 2007 | POLICY Magazine

    New Zealand is Australia's poor cousin. Is the Kiwis' national culture holding them back?

  5. Reinventing New Zealand’s Welfare State

    Peter Saunders | 27 Mar 2007 | Issue Analysis

    New Zealanders are much richer than when the welfare state was founded. People’s incomes should therefore be sufficient... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. New Zealand’s great regression

    Luke Malpass | 20 Oct 2010 | The American, Journal of the American Enterprise Institute

    New Zealand was once a beacon to the Western world for classical liberal reform. No longer. Where did it all go wrong?... Read More

  2. Bad manners to blame politicians

    Phil Rennie | 15 Feb 2006 | The New Zealand

    As an exuberant child of the 1980s I had many excuses for my misbehaviours and public rudeness. But I never thought to blame ... Read More

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