Real Issues Blog - John Key

National's School Leadership proposal

Jeremy Vargo
28 January 14

School leadership burst onto the election year programme during John Key’s State of the Nation speech, when he announced $359 million of new funding to identify and encourage leading teachers and principals and enable them to share their knowledge to improve schooling for every Kiwi kid. + more

Why the retirement age must go up

Narelle Suisted
19 July 12

Fran O’Sullivan pleaded in yesterday’s New Zealand Herald for the Prime Minister to revoke his 2008 promise and consider increasing the eligibility age for New Zealand Superannuation to above 65 years old.+ more

Aspiration and Action

Kieran Madden
03 July 12

In a recent speech, Prime Minister John Key announced a set of five year targets for the public sector to aim for as part of the Better Public Services programme. Mr. Key remarked that the “targets are not a wish-list – they are a to-do list,” and in almost the same breath that they are also“...very aspirational—in fact, some of them will be extremely difficult to achieve.”+ more

older posts

Productivity and why it's important

by Nathan McLellan  |  18 November 14

Productivity and why it's important

The tragedy of Brittany Maynard

by Jane Silloway Smith  |  11 November 14

The tragedy of Brittany Maynard

The awkward reality about marriage and inequality

by Kieran Madden  |  06 November 14

The awkward reality about marriage and inequality

Imagery vs. injury

by Jeremy Vargo  |  28 October 14

Imagery vs. injury

The business of social investment

by Kieran Madden  |  21 October 14

The business of social investment

Shading between the lines

by Jeremy Vargo  |  16 October 14

Shading between the lines