10 Feb 2011If you're worried about privatisation and the Prime Minister's comments about selling off assets then David Hall's free presentation at AUT's Institute of Public Policy (IPP) is for you.
Hall, director of the Public Services International Research Unit at Greenwich University in the UK, researches and teaches the politics and economics of public services and privatisation with particular reference to the water, energy, waste management and healthcare sectors. His research has focused on the impact of privatisation and public private partnerships and he'll talk about his expereince of liberalisation in the UK, Europe and other OECD countries.
Director of IPP, David Wilson, says the recent announcement of funding cuts in early childhood education (ECE) are about balancing the books and New Zealand needs to invest more in human capital. "Selling off infrastructure assets to save education isn't going to help us. Investing in ECE may not seem intuitively like an investment in the economy but in the long term it's going to be an investment."
Privatisation is set to be a major issue and platform for this year's general election. Don't miss out on David Hall's expert contribution to this important debate.
Tuesday 15 February
Level 2, 350 Queen St, Auckland City
Please RSVP by Feb 11, 2011 to Robin Hannah firstname.lastname@example.org
Marilyn Waring honoured by human rights award
Tireless human rights work has seen AUT's Professor Marilyn Waring receive the Amnesty International Aotearoa NZ Human Rights Defender Award for 2013.
IPP submission expresses concerns over proposed changes to local government bill
The Local Government Centre within IPP has expressed concerns over proposed changes to the the Local Government Amendment Bill.