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Sep 25 2019
Understanding Auckland Council: I’ve got my voting papers, now what? and, Research on the role
AUT City Campus
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sep 18 2019
I can shop and bank online, so why can’t I vote online too? Online voting
AUT City Campus
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Call for papersThe 6th local elections research symposium is planned for Wednesday 27th November, adjacent to the annual New Zealand Political Studies Association conference at the University of Canterbury for those wishing to attend both events.This is an opportunity to present research that addresses aspects of the 2019 local elections. You are invited to submit read more
Jul 10 2019
Climate change is happening but how can we manage the short-term costs of mitigation? The
AUT City Campus
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Last month The Policy Observatory hosted economics consulting firm Berl for a pre-budget breakfast briefing. We have video of the event for those unable to make it. The full session in one video is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0gfSDpNTqI&t=13sBut the presentations are also available as separate clips:Amanda Reid on The Treasury’s approach to wellbeing and how it fits read more
May 20 2019
You are invited to join The Policy Observatory as we host the team from Berl
AUT City Campus
7:00am - 8:30am
Ian Francis Shirley(28 February 1940 - 20 January 2019)New Zealand’s progressive causes have been driven by a strong sense of social justice. Ian Shirley was one of the nation’s strongest drivers.He was born in Kaiapoi and spent his early years in rural towns. His father Eric was a stock and station agent, and so the read more
It is with great sadness that we note the death of Ian Shirley, Professor of Social Policy at AUT, and before that Massey University. Founder of The Policy Observatory, Ian formally retired in 2016, but never stopped writing. His last Briefing Paper, on the child wellbeing strategy, was published in December. Ian will be remembered read more
AUT Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley has submitted to the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, noting the fundamental shift in social policy that it represents.You can read his submission here
Call for papersThe 6th local elections research symposium is planned for Wednesday 27th November, adjacent to the annual New Zealand Political Studies Association conference at the University of Canterbury for those wishing to attend both events.This is an opportunity to present research that addresses aspects of the 2019 local elections. You are invited to submit read more
Last month The Policy Observatory hosted economics consulting firm Berl for a pre-budget breakfast briefing. We have video of the event for those unable to make it. The full session in one video is here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0gfSDpNTqI&t=13sBut the presentations are also available as separate clips:Amanda Reid on The Treasury’s approach to wellbeing and how it fits read more
Ian Francis Shirley(28 February 1940 - 20 January 2019)New Zealand’s progressive causes have been driven by a strong sense of social justice. Ian Shirley was one of the nation’s strongest drivers.He was born in Kaiapoi and spent his early years in rural towns. His father Eric was a stock and station agent, and so the read more
It is with great sadness that we note the death of Ian Shirley, Professor of Social Policy at AUT, and before that Massey University. Founder of The Policy Observatory, Ian formally retired in 2016, but never stopped writing. His last Briefing Paper, on the child wellbeing strategy, was published in December. Ian will be remembered read more
AUT Emeritus Professor Ian Shirley has submitted to the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, noting the fundamental shift in social policy that it represents.You can read his submission here
Professor Ivan Snook, one of New Zealand’s finest educators, has died. A former colleague who was widely respected as both a scholar and a gentleman, Ivan stood out among his peers as a man of substance. He was respected as an educator with his views on neoliberal education standing today as an indictment of the read more
Keri Mills’ Briefing Paper, The Moriori myth and why it’s still with us, was picked up by The Spinoff and Newshub, and has been widely shared on social media. Keri’s piece was written in response to the use of the Moriori story to justify colonisation: if Māori wiped out a pre-existing civilisation, then how can read more
The transition to a low-emissions landscape is a new project page on our website. It highlights a series of projects Senior Researcher David Hall is undertaking on various aspects of afforestation, and includes links to the projects’ outputs. You can read more about this work here:https://thepolicyobservatory.aut.ac.nz/publications/the-transition-to-a-low-emissions-landscape
Overlooked until now, climate finance may be the answer to a low-emissions future for New Zealand.That's the message from The Policy Observatory's Dr David Hall and Sam Lindsay of economic research collective Mōhio, who prepared the report for the Ministry of Environment. Investigating opportunities for New Zealand in climate finance, they outline ten recommendations.The report, read more
Sep 18 2019
I can shop and bank online, so why can’t I vote online too? Online voting
AUT City Campus
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sep 25 2019
Understanding Auckland Council: I’ve got my voting papers, now what? and, Research on the role
AUT City Campus
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Jul 10 2019
Climate change is happening but how can we manage the short-term costs of mitigation? The
AUT City Campus
4:30pm - 6:00pm
May 20 2019
You are invited to join The Policy Observatory as we host the team from Berl
AUT City Campus
7:00am - 8:30am
Nov 29 2018
On 29th November 2018, The Policy Observatory will launch a new report by Professor Edwina
WZ, AUT City Campus, 6 St Paul Street, Auckland
4:30pm - 6:30pm
Nov 01 2018
Join the discussion with Max Rashbrooke - along with Professor Jennifer Curtin and Dr Peter
WG703, WG Building, AUT City Campus, 55 Wellesley St E
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Sep 06 2018
Join us for the launch of Merja Myllylahti’s new report: Google, Facebook and New Zealand
Level 7 foyer, WF (Business) building, 42 Wakefield Street, Auckland CBD
5:45pm - 6:30pm
Apr 11 2018
Join Ann Pettifor, UK economist, for a seminar on the role of money and debt
WG 801-2, AUT city campus, 55 Wellesley Street
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Mar 01 2018
Medium density housing is rapidly gaining momentum throughout New Zealand as a way to deliver
WG Building, AUT
1:30pm - 5:00pm