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Bryce Wilkinson on 1 News

The coalition Government says about 384,000 families will be better off by $75 a week under its families package.It's estimated 88,000 children's lives will be turned around by the flagship policy which will cost $5.5 billion over the next five years. Bryce Wilkinson talks to 1 News about this announcement. Read more

Dr Bryce Wilkinson
1 News
14 December, 2017
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The death of NZ’s drinking culture

New Zealand’s drinking culture might be dying. Many signs are pointing that way. Youth hazardous drinking rates are down. National health spokesman Jonathan Coleman condemns binge-drinking events like Crate Day as a “throwback” to a past New Zealand should leave behind. And despite perfect beer drinking conditions across the country, New Zealanders seem to have confirmed this sentiment. The notorious annual binge drinking event, Crate Day, came and went without much drama. Read more

Jenesa Jeram
Insights Newsletter
8 December, 2017
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Breaking the cycle of disadvantage

Government welfare must do a better job of breaking the cycle of disadvantage. That message was common cause amongst the audience at the launch this week of the New Zealand Initiative’s latest report Welfare, Work and Wellbeing: From Benefits to Better Lives. The report can be downloaded freely from the Initiative’s website. Myself, as author, and Sue Bradford, who wrote the foreword, spoke to it in front of a diverse and knowledgeable audience of about 100 people. Read more

Dr Bryce Wilkinson
Insights Newsletter
1 December, 2017

Media release: Government must address the cycle of disadvantage

Wellington (28 November 2017): New Zealand’s welfare state must get much better at helping people to realise their potential to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.That is the key message in the report Welfare, Work and Wellbeing: From Benefits to Better Lives released today by The New Zealand Initiative.“More money can help, but it is not enough,” said Dr Bryce Wilkinson, author of the report and Senior Fellow at The New Zealand Initiative. Read more

Media release
28 November, 2017
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'Cycle of disadvantage' blamed for high numbers claiming benefits

Mike Hosking interviews Bryce Wilkinson about his new report 'Welfare, Work and Wellbeing: From Benefits to Better Lives.' The report shows 10 per cent of our working age population are on a main welfare benefit, compared with just two per cent in the 1970's. Bryce Wilkinson explains it is definitely associated with a big growth in sole parent families. Read more

Dr Bryce Wilkinson
Mike Hosking Breakfast - Newstalk ZB
28 November, 2017
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Kiwis optimistic about 2018

A new survey shows New Zealanders are very optimistic about 2018. The Roy Morgan survey shows 53% of New Zealanders think it will be better than 2017 and that compares with Australia where just 31% think next year will be be an improvement on this one. The survey was conducted by text mid November - the first time it's been done since 2009, when 73% of people were more optimistic about the year following. Dr Eric Crampton discusses the findings.  Read more

Dr Eric Crampton
Sunday Morning Radio New Zealand
26 November, 2017

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