The Policy Place Blog

Treaty-based change for NZ’s health & disability system

We’re in for a new Treaty-based health and disability system. That’s one of the recommendations of the final report on the Health and Disability System Review. The Review recommends that the Treaty/ te Tiriti principles are embedded through New Zealand’s health and disability system. It also recommends amending the New Zealand Public Health and Disability…
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9 tips to help you prepare for Alert Level 1 & beyond

We’re heading towards Alert level 1 so let’s get our workplaces ready. We don’t know exactly what’s involved in Level 1 but we do know that we’re going to have to be careful and vigilant about public health. Always. COVID-19 won’t be our last pandemic. Pandemic readiness must be part of how we prepare for…
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How parenting helps you manage workplace health and safety

Parenting is “risky” business. So is managing health and safety in the workplace. Apply what you know as a parent and you’ll be on course to health and safety in the workplace.  Similarities Risk-management is ordinary We want our kids to be happy and thrive so we let them take chances, make mistakes. We let…
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Your single source of truth for remote working

There’s a revolution coming. It’s called remote work and it looks set to become the new norm for work.  During the pandemic lockdown many of us have been forced into remote working. We may have been kicking and screaming about it at the start, but predictions are that many of us will stick with it…
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9 policy and procedure areas to cover off for COVID- 19

Good policies and procedures can help you steer the course  – keep you on track with your compliance and guard against panicked decision making in a time of emergency. Are all policies and procedures equally important in a time of emergency? Not all. Here’s what we prioritise. Compliance Policies and procedures addressing compliance with regulations…
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Don’t let it happen to you.

People running charities should be selfless, honourable. That’s what we expect right? Certainly, we expect honesty and that they can be trusted to receive and use public money for charitable purposes and not for personal gain. But what’s in place to help those governing and managing organisations to keep on the straight and narrow and…
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