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BlogA blog by Commission staff

This was set up to generate ideas and promote debate for our Technological change and the future of work inquiry.

We welcome robust, respectful and insightful thoughts and ideas. Please post your comments at the bottom of blog posts. Comments are moderated and won't appear immediately. 

About the blog

The Commission has completed its inquiry into Technological change and the future of work. Thanks to everyone who read and commented on this blog! Read the final inquiry report and recommendations to Government here. 

Dr Amelia Sharman

So long, farewell…

24 January 2020

… auf Wiedersehen, adieu! Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu. . .

Job security

Policies for dynamic labour markets and productivity growth

28 November 2019

If you’re at risk of losing your job, your best protection is to have lots of other good job opportu…

Cradle Mtn–Lake St Clair National Park

Getting the chop

25 November 2019

I’ve been made redundant. There, I’ve said it. Admittedly, it happened a long time ago. In 1986 I st…

Push the car

Get more people to push – or fix the engine?

21 November 2019

The Commission’s second draft report Employment, labour markets and income, for the Technological ch…

Golden handcuffs

Redundancy pay – a redundant policy tool?

20 November 2019

Redundancy pay is a rather primitive form of insurance or “income smoothing”. It’s an old technology…

Detroit Industry

Redundancy pay – who and what is it good for?

18 November 2019

Redundancy (or severance) pay is an old technology to protect people from the risks and costs of job…

Growth of cities

More people and more jobs has changed New Zealand

24 October 2019

48% growth in employment over 40 years! This is a remarkable success story for New Zealand’s labour …

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