The Government asked the Productivity Commission to examine options and approaches for improving the system of local government funding and financing.
Our final report to Government makes 78 findings and 44 recommendations and focuses on targeted solutions to relieve council funding pressures, read the report >>
Hon Carmel Sepuloni, the Minister for Disability Issues launched the new Action Plan.
The Disability Action Plan presents priority work programmes and actions developed through a co-design process by government agencies, disabled people and their representative organisations. The work programmes and actions will advance implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the New Zealand Disability Strategy 2016-2026. Read the plan>
With an increasing awareness of diversity in our workforce, being inclusive has become the catch cry, but how do we make sure we’re inclusive of everyone?
To help organisations tap into the skills and experience of disabled people, the Ministry of Social Development with the State Services Commission is delivering an all-of-government programme, led by Anne Hawker, which aims to increase disabled people working in the public sector. Supporting this work is the Lead Toolkit, which is a practical resource for managers in the public sector and is also relevant for workplaces in the private sector, non-government organisations and wider. Check out the Toolkit >>
SSPA has today released an independent study into the gap between what the social service sector is funded to deliver and what it in fact delivers. The study by MartinJenkins found the government is underfunding social service providers by an estimated $630 million a year. The government funds social service providers for less than two thirds of the actual costs of delivering the services they are contracted to provide. Read the report
The Ministry for Women has launched a new online tool to assist policy developers include gender analysis in their work.
The tool, Bringing Gender In, asks key questions to assist people to explore the gender impacts of a policy as people move through the policy process.
The questions explore seven different steps in the process of developing policy >>
Whau Local Board has become the first board in Auckland to launch an Ethnic Peoples Plan, helping it to better meet the needs of a growing and increasingly diverse ethnic community. It was launched with a celebration ceremony in New Lynn, with performances, speeches and entertainment for the approximately 100 community members present.
The Plan was developed with representatives of the community, and contains a number of recommendations in the short, medium and long term. Read the plan >>