The main objectives of this taxation omnibus bill is to continue the Government's simplifying and modernising of social policy administration, to further improve the application of our broad-base, low-rate framework, and to further encourage research and development expenditure.
Public submissions are now being called for Inquiry into health inequities for Māori
The closing date for submissions is Friday, 20 September 2019
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is developing a Māori Strategy and Action Plan
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