School of Government

School of Government

New Zealand's only School of Government undertakes teaching and research on public policy and public administration/management.

Through Victoria Business School, we offer a complete range of undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional programmes. Based at the Pipitea Campus in Rutherford House, directly across the road from the seat of government, Parliament, Ministerial Headquarters and Government Departments, the School is ideally placed to help build capacity in the public sector of New Zealand.

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Oct31Divided Welfare? Tax funded welfare in Australia's targeted model
Date: 31 October 2014
Time: 12.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (GBLT3), Ground Floor, Old Government Building, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Having shared similar social policy settings during much of the twentieth century, Australia and New… Read more
Oct31An Enduring Presence: Moving beyond single interventions with vulnerable youth
Date: 31 October 2014
Time: 1.00 pm
Venue: Auditorium, Ministry of Social Development, 3rd Floor, Bowen State Building, Bowen Street, Wellington
This seminar will present the findings from the Pathways to Resilience and Youth Transitions research… Read more
Nov4What is Policy Failure and Why Do Governments get it so Wrong (sometimes)?
Date: 4 November 2014
Time: 5.30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 (RHLT3), Ground Floor, Rutherford House, Pipitea Campus, Victoria University, 23 Lambton Quay, Wellington
Speaker: Allan McConnell, Professor in the Department of Government and International Relations at the… Read more

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15 September 2014 Drink driving women treated differently than men
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8 September 2014 Treasury University Challenge winner announced
(L-R) Sam Grayling and Alasdair MacLeod pictured outside The Treasury building The winner of The… Read more
1 September 2014 New HSRC Report - Evaluation of the 20,000 Days Campaign
The aim of Counties Manuaku District Health Board 20,000 Days Campaign was to give back… Read more

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