I read a US newsletter at the weekend that looked at change resulting from self-driving electric cars, but not just about the vehicles themselves. My conclusion: Change is not going to happen overnight, but it will be rapid.
A lofty ambition worth aiming for, and an acknowledgment that more, and better, can be done: Prime Minister Bill English wrote, while he was still finance minister, that progress on monitoring the Government’s investments & assets was encouraging, but added: “The job is not done.”
The Productivity Commission posted a 4-corner chart in its latest research paper, More effective social services, out yesterday, showing how those at the bottom of the economic pile can’t help themselves up.
It’s conceivable – though, on the multitude of poll results, improbable – that the Green Party will be part of the new government formed after the 20 September elections, so it’s prudent to pay some attention to the party’s view on the national transport network.
Finance Minister Bill English and Health Minister Tony Ryall said yesterday a step had been made toward the private delivery of social services through bonds, an alternative which has started to spread internationally.
Published 2 September 2011 Transport Minister Steven Joyce has released a summary of the Government’s intended policy direction for transport over the next decade, called Connecting New Zealand. Mr Joyce said the Government had 3 main areas of focus in transport policy: economic growth & productivity, value for money and road safety: “Connecting NZ reinforces […]