Social Security Act 2018
The Social Security Act 2018 is in force from 26 November, along with new regulations. From the Ministry of Social Development website: The new Social Security Act 2018 comes into force on 26 November 2018. It won’t change anyone’s benefits or entitlements and it will make the legislation clearer and simpler to follow.
National Environmental Standard for Sources of Human Drinking Water
The Ministry for the Environment has published the findings from its review of the National Environmental Standard for Sources of Human Drinking Water. The review "sought to assess the implementation and effectiveness of the National Environmental Standard for Source of Human Drinking Water, and to consider the relevant findings of the Government Inquiry into Havelock North Drinking Water. " Read more .
The Productivity Commission has published its final report on its inquiry, Low-emissions economy. From the Commission's website: What did the inquiry find? Numerous changes will be required across the economy – some disruptive, some less obvious. Three particular shifts must happen for New Zealand to achieve its low-emissions goals: 1.
Local Government Conference 2018. Minister's speech
The Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta, spoke at the Local Government New Zealand Conference, 17 July 2018. I am pleased that the Minister of Finance and Climate Change have preceded my presentation because you will appreciate that we are thinking about the big challenges ahead as we respond to pressures for growth, protecting and enhancing our environment, strengthening our resilience and ensuring that all our people can contribute to and share in the prosperity of our country, people, cities and communities. We are on a journey which in my mind requires us to work differently and in a way that builds a critical partnership and takes account of our respective roles at central and local government levels.