All posts by Johanna Reidy

The cost of school uniforms is a barrier to education – but there are ways to level the playing field

The cost of school uniforms is a barrier to education – but there are ways to level the playing field

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. This year’s perennial back-to-school uniform discussion happens during a cost of living crisis. And we already know that the upfront and maintenance costs of school uniforms are a stress for families on lower incomes, in New Zealand and…

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Why the budget should treat public health like transport – vital infrastructure with long-term economic benefits

Why the budget should treat public health like transport – vital infrastructure with long-term economic benefits

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here. The global pandemic might have revealed the importance of robust public health infrastructure, but we still have trouble grasping the vital need to invest in it. An analogy might help. Wellington’s recently opened Transmission Gully motorway shortens journeys…

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