The Budget Policy Statement (BPS) sets out the Government's priorities for the 2019 Budget. For the first time, the BPS contains a Wellbeing Outlook (as well as an Economic and Fiscal Outlook) that describes the current state of wellbeing in New Zealand and what this may mean for future wellbeing.
The Child Poverty Reduction Bill requires the creation of New Zealand's first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy.
The Strategy will commit Government to set and report on its actions to improve the wellbeing of all children and young people.
The Strategy will set out how Government will deliver on its vision: New Zealand is the best place in the world for children and young people.
Why the RTA is being reformed
Since the RTA came into force, homeownership rates have declined and the proportion of households living in rental homes has increased. More people, including families and older people, are renting for longer, or for life.
The Maihi Karauna is the Crown’s Strategy for Māori Language Revitalisation 2018 – 2023. A consultation on the draft strategy runs from 3 August to 30 September 2018.
Stats NZ is developing Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand to track New Zealand’s progress. The set of indicators will go beyond economic measures, such as gross domestic product, to include well-being and sustainable development.
Included are draft proposals for:
the strategic plan, which sets out the general strategic direction and priorities that provides a framework for the activities described below
The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) is investigating labelling approaches for providing information on sugars to consumers.
The Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction was established by the New Zealand Government in response to widespread concern about mental health and addiction services in the mental health sector and the broader community.