The Institute is regularly mentioned in the media. A selection of articles is listed below:

Productivity Commission board members appointed

The Beehive, 17 June 2019

Hon Grant Robertson announces Professor Gail Pacheco's appointment as a Commissioner for the Productivity Commission. Gail brings "a range of experience to the Productivity Commission's board, including around labour and health economics and environmental issues like the RMA and climate change".

New Commissioners appointed

Productivity Commission, 17 June 2019

Director, Professor Gail Pacheco, has been appointed as a Commissioner to the Productivity Commission Board. Professor Pacheco was selected for her strong technical background and extensive experience with complex research projects involving diverse stakeholder groups, including the government.

Productivity Commission appointments bolster

Scoop, 17 June 2019

Finance Minister Grant Robertson announces Professor Gail Pacheco as a new member of the Productivity Commission's board.

Flexible work: The rise - and pros and cons - of shunning the 'office'

Stuff, 31 May 2019

Millennials appear to be driving away from the 9-to-5 jobs in search for more flexible work. Professor Jarrod Haar told Stuff that flexible work has few downsides: "The lack of commute time could lead to increased efficiency and business owners could reduce their office space and associated costs."

Million Milestones: New levels of tolerance needed as NZ counts down to 5 million

NZ Herald, 17 May 2019

As New Zealand reaches 5 million people, its future will be more culturally diverse than ever. Director of Diversity, Edwina Pio, spoke to NZ Herald about cultivating racial and religious tolerance in New Zealand and explained the necessary changes at the micro, meso and macro levels.

Pay equity legislation jumps hurdle and heads into second reading

Stuff, 15 May 2019

Equal pay for work of equal value could be a step closer as the NZ Government moves the Pay Equity amendment to its second reading. However, research by Associate Professor Katherine Ravenswood and Julie Douglas found that the effectiveness of the pay rises under the Pay Equity Settlement were questionable.

Historic pay equity settlement for NZ care workers delivers mixed results

The Conversation, 28 March 2019

Associate Professor Katherine Ravenswood and Dr Julie Douglas have launched their report 'The Value of Care: Understanding the impact of the 2017 Pay Equity Settlement on the residential aged care, home and communinty care and disability support sectors'. Results indicate that while the increased wages have made a big differences to care and support workers' lives, there have been unintended negative consequences as well.

How to move beyond simplistic debates that demonise Islam

The Conversation, 21 March 2019

In her recent opinion piece, University Director of Diversity, Professor Edwina Pio, recommends three diversity initiatives as tools for reducing Islamophobia: (1) Emphasising positive counter narratives; (2) Creating compassionate disruptors; and (3) Highlighting social cohesion.

Is corporate social responsibility a new area of competitive advantage?

AUTi, 19 March 2019

Leading figures from the business community came together at an American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and United Way breakfast hosted by AUT Business School to discuss corporate philanthropy and societal responsibility as a way of delivering improved commercial, social and environmental outcomes. AUT's Head of International Business, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, Associate Professor Simon Mowatt, commented on such social contributions.

Discarded Hindu religious statues at Auckland beaches raise concern

NZ Herald, 11 March 2019

Statues of Hindu gods, goddesses and deities are being discarded at Auckland beaches as part of a religious practice. Director of Diversity, Professor Edwina Pio, said usually after a religious festival or celebration statues are 'released' into the sea or lakes.

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