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

Talk is cheap

by Kieran Madden  |  22 September 14

Talk is cheap

Choose, and choose wisely

by Jeremy Vargo  |  16 September 14

Choose, and choose wisely

Prudence and grit

by Kieran Madden  |  08 September 14

Prudence and grit

What's wrong with binding referendums?

by Jeremy Vargo  |  03 September 14

What's wrong with binding referendums?

Minimum wage, minimal help

by Kieran Madden  |  27 August 14

Minimum wage, minimal help

What I didn't know about ISIS and Iraq

by Jeremy Vargo  |  19 August 14

What I didn't know about ISIS and Iraq