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The true cost of getting “Ready for Work”

By Julian Wood


Labour’s “Ready For Work” policy is a great idea. Unveiled at the party’s conference, the plan offers on the job…

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Not helping harms us

By Julian Wood


Last week the Hamilton Central Business Association enacted the “Your Help May Harm” campaign, aiming “to educate the public on the…

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Stretching the potential of flexible work

By Danielle van Dalen


“All we really want is a little control – and to make that 6 o’clock yoga class once in a…

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Working hard, still struggling

Working hard, still struggling

By Danielle van Dalen


In New Zealand’s poverty debate, work is often touted as the silver bullet solution, the one thing that will solve…

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Productive thinking

By Julian Wood


Everybody wants New Zealand to be a great place to work and live. High wages, high growth, high productivity, low…

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Minimum wage opportunities

Minimum wage opportunities

By Julian Wood


As a tool to help people who are struggling to get by, an increase to the minimum wage is a…

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Living Wage disputes

By Kieran Madden


Last week, the Government announced that the minimum wage will soon rise by 50 cents to $15.25/hour, higher than the…

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The making of resilient families

The making of resilient families

By Keiran Madden


While most of the stories behind families in poverty are tinged with despair, many are gilded with hope. Because poverty…

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The minimum wage web

The minimum wage web

By Jane Silloway Smith


At one point in my early school years, my science teacher totally upended my views on nature. Up to that…

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Poverty myth-busting

Poverty myth-busting


The way the Western world views poverty, the poor, and welfare is changing. New studies show that successive generations are…

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Sir John Graham Lecture 2011 | <em>Renewing Compassion</em>

Sir John Graham Lecture 2011 | Renewing Compassion


A vision for welfare that frees rather than traps the poor After decades of modern welfare programmes failing to solve…

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