Author: Tom Burton

Tom Burton: government is about to change, big time

The new digital strategy promises to cut through a century of federalism gridlock, offering to overhaul a suite of complex multi-jurisdictional life events that could fuel major economy-wide changes across the many domains governments operate in. Read More

Tom Burton: governing in charged times

The change in prime minister heralds what is going to be a volatile time for officials, as they work in a highly politicised period and with a deeply divided government focussed on its re-election. Read More

How intelligence can reduce child poverty

The New Zealand government’s ambitious commitment to reduce child poverty by half over the next decade is challenging agencies to deeply consider new approaches to empowering front line workers, while dealing with the underlying drivers of poverty – especially housing, education and employment. Read More