The NZCTU’s submission to the Government’s Health and Disability System Review in May 2019.
The NZCTU’s response the Reserve Bank’s questions as part of their consultation on the role of the Reserve Bank and how it should be governed, in 2019.
The NZCTU’s submission as part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s consultation on refreshed Government Model Contract templates in September 2019.
The NZCTU’s submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the fourth edition of the Government Procurement Rules, in March 2019
The New Zealand Council of Trade Union’s initial analysis of the Government’s 2019 “Wellbeing” Budget.
The NZCTU’s submission to Procurement New Zealand – part of MBIE – on the fourth edition of their Government Procurement Rules.
In April 2018 the NZCTU commissioned UMR Research to conduct an online survey of New Zealanders about their views around taxation. We shared the results of that survey in our feedback on the Tax Working Group’s “Future of Tax” background paper in May1. In response to the Working Group’s Interim Report, the NZCTU has conducted a further online survey of Together.org.nz supporters to re-test our initial findings and provide specific feedback to a number of particular issues raised by the Interim Report.
The tightly-constrained current level of government spending is not consistent with the aspirations of the New Zealand public for health, education, infrastructure, housing affordability, progress towards the carbon-zero goal, reducing inequality, and provision of quality public services in general. Both the 30%-of-GDP target in the Group’s Terms of Reference and the “revenue neutral” suggestion in the Ministers’ letter of 20 September 2018 place higher priority on arbitrary fiscal bright-lines than on the well-being of our people, society and environment.