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Lack of change to employment bill deeply disappointing

  • 14 Sep 2018

The contentious issue of industrial relations is again making headlines, with the Education and Workforce Select Committee this week reporting back on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill.

It may not restore confidence, but PM's speech was a step in the right direction

  • 31 Aug 2018

In a previous column, I wrote that in recalibrating pace and priorities, the Government should be looking at policy that will provide sustainable, inclusive growth and high-quality jobs that lead...

Indisputable evidence a downturn in business confidence is hitting actual activity

  • 17 Aug 2018

Businesses like certainty. It gives them the courage and confidence to invest, hire, and to help create a successful New Zealand. But we are living in uncertain times, both at...

There's no easy way to get Kiwis earning more

  • 3 Aug 2018

Low pay continues to be a matter of much debate. A recent column here suggesting New Zealand is not a low wage economy drew hundreds of comments, both in agreement...

New Zealand has issues, but the idea it is a 'low-wage economy' is a myth

  • 20 Jul 2018

The problem with myths is that, left unchecked, they become accepted as fact. We can all think of some - eggs are bad for you, carrots improve night vision. Much...

Speedier process for construction immigration a timely move

  • 6 Jul 2018

A faster way of hiring overseas construction workers is a welcome, timely and pragmatic decision. The government is consulting on a plan to allow construction companies to use a streamlined...

NZ Energy Issues

  • 23 May 2018
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