- Public Services
Build on the efforts of the new Aotearoa New Zealand Social Sciences Research Network to work with the social science community to develop ways for researchers in this area to collaborate further and strengthen the effectiveness of social science as an evidence-base for social policy
Explore the establishment of an independent Research Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Development to ensure robust information is available and people are well informed on social issues
Continue to improve the funding process and funding arrangements of the Community and Voluntary Sector
Continue to ensure voluntary sector issues are well represented at a national level
Continue to support the growth of volunteer centres
There should be an end to the aimless restructuring of government services, a removal of unnecessary rules and regulations based on misguided political correctness, and a return to a public service ethic within the bureaucracy.
Spending will be directed to the provision of high quality education and health professionals, to improving free access to improved public education and health services, and to developing a life style that values our people, our environment, and that recognises our uniqueness