Written By: - Date published: 2:01 pm, June 28th, 2016 - 12 comments
Written By: - Date published: 10:03 am, June 24th, 2016 - 61 comments
Rebstock’s report into into leaks from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has been absolutely torn apart by the Ombudsman, with multiple serious flaws identified. This morning Key expressed his continuing confidence in Rebstock. Of course.
Written By: - Date published: 9:42 am, December 31st, 2015 - 105 comments
The British Conservative Government and the New Zealand National Government have both rewarded their friends with titles.
Written By: - Date published: 12:21 pm, October 13th, 2015 - 40 comments
Radio New Zealand has reported that Paul Rebstock, chair of the Government appointed committee engaged in the review of Child Youth and Family, is being paid $2,000 a day to perform her job. This is the equivalent to the daily pay of thirteen social workers.
Written By: - Date published: 6:58 am, May 9th, 2011 - 124 comments
An Australian report sets out some common myths about beneficiaries, and the facts that disprove them. I have no doubt that a similar pattern of unjustified myths would be found here. Starting with our PM.
Written By: - Date published: 9:33 am, December 2nd, 2010 - 11 comments
The recommendations of the Nats’ welfare working group are, predictably, good old fashioned Tory welfare bashing. In contrast a report released last week by the Anglican Social Justice Commission shows just how misguided the ideology underlying this attack on welfare is.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, August 10th, 2010 - 98 comments
If the political world can be split into Left and Right, is there any issue which is better at dividing us than welfare? Inevitably, the Tory attack on welfare has begun. The Rebstock report “dutifully deliver[s] the findings the government wants to hear”.
Written By: - Date published: 6:55 pm, March 21st, 2009 - 14 comments
On Thursday I linked to a piece in the NBR that suggested Simon Power’s appointment of Dr Mark Berry to replace Paula Rebstock at the Commerce Commission hinted at a radical shakeup of the consumer watchdog. Today John Drinnan has an in-depth piece in the Herald that suggests radical reform is indeed on the way, […]
Written By: - Date published: 5:06 pm, March 19th, 2009 - 18 comments
The National Business Review has an interesting article online that suggests Simon Power’s recommendation of Dr Mark Berry to take over from Paula Rebstock as chair of the Commerce Commission is a sign the government is planning a radical deregulation of the competition landscape. The piece even goes as far as to describe Dr Berry […]