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Refugees are typically very hard-working, highly motivated and loyal employees, and many are highly skilled too. On a fantastic speaking tour of New Zealand organised by Host International and other partners on 6-10 August I made the case for employing refugees including at a parliamentary breakfast hosted by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson and a lunch […]

Posted 15 Aug 2018 in Blog
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I spoke about the threats to our open world at an event organised by the New Zealand Initiative at the University of Victoria in Wellington on 8 August. Apologies for the poor-quality audio.

Posted 08 Aug 2018 in Blog
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Coalition governments are par for the course in many countries in the world – and they often work fine. Bryan Gould points out on the Guardian’s Comment is Free that they work well even in a country with a Westminster-style democracy: New Zealand. The real significance of non-majority government is the change that it brings […]

Posted 20 Apr 2010 in Blog
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Posted 18 May 2009 in Blog, Media
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Click here to read the article. Sorry for the poor quality of the scan. In case you’re wondering, I’m the one (very jetlagged) in the photo on the right.

Posted 16 May 2009 in Blog
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I'm in New Zealand for 2 weeks speaking about the economic benefits of diversity at a series of events in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. NZ is small country that will always be geographically remote, but it is intimately connected to the rest of the world through its wonderfully diverse people. Their diversity is an often […]

Posted 12 May 2009 in Blog