Blog | Bants with the Baby Back Benches: Jay of Young New Zealand First

This is the second of our Bants with Baby Back Benches interviews preceding our Baby Back Benches debate on the 17th of August.  Through this series we want our readers to get to know the youth leaders of our political parties, ready for our debate and the upcoming election. This edition is with Jay McLaren-Harris… Read More Blog | Bants with the Baby Back Benches: Jay of Young New Zealand First

Blog | Bants with the Baby Back Benches: Natalie of Greens on Campus

This is the first of our Bants with Baby Back Benches interviews preceding our Baby Back Benches debate on the 17th of August. Through this series we want our readers to get to know the youth leaders of our political parties, ready for our debate and the upcoming election. If you’d instead like to listen… Read More Blog | Bants with the Baby Back Benches: Natalie of Greens on Campus

Blog | The Dragon and the Kiwi: Where are NZ-China Relations headed?

By Liam Davies As New Zealand’s battle with COVID-19 comes to an end, is an economic battle on the horizon? Comments made by Winston Peters have created quite the fuss with China. How will NZs economy fair as China decides how to respond?  A few ‘wrong’ statements A word that comes to mind when thinking… Read More Blog | The Dragon and the Kiwi: Where are NZ-China Relations headed?

Blog |Left Behind: The Story of New Zealand’s Gig Workers

By Avinash Govind Left Behind: The Story of New Zealand’s Gig Workers Earlier this year, amid the unveiling of the government’s COVID-19 economic response packages, many individuals in a small but growing section of our workforce were left without the ability to access the wage subsidy scheme. While the government programs were designed to ease… Read More Blog |Left Behind: The Story of New Zealand’s Gig Workers

Blog |Evidence-based Policymaking, A Double-edged Sword?

The potentiality and limitations of the role of evidence on decision-making in policy formulation By Pau Sicat In light of the recent rapid changes happening around the world due to COVID-19, many are arguing that adopting a purely evidence-based policymaking approach is required. That it has become more crucial than ever that evidence and science… Read More Blog |Evidence-based Policymaking, A Double-edged Sword?

Blog | The COVID-19 Economy: The Crisis and the Government’s Response

By Paul Simperingham COVID-19 has and will continue to have a drastic impact on the New Zealand economy. Global travel has ground to a halt, trade has been reduced, people have lost jobs, and the stock market is extremely volatile. OECD secretary-general Angel Gurria has warned that the economic fallout of this virus will last… Read More Blog | The COVID-19 Economy: The Crisis and the Government’s Response

Apply to be in the Public Policy Club Exec for 2020!

The Public Policy is opening Executive Committee positions for 2020! We are looking for passionate and self-led students to be a part of our team during a critical election year. In this role, you can work with other PPC team members to create content, competitions or events that increase youth engagement with public policy. You… Read More Apply to be in the Public Policy Club Exec for 2020!