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Evidence-informed policymaking: does knowledge brokering work?

There is an accepted need to bridge the gap between academic research and public policy. Knowledge brokers, individuals or organisations sympathetic to both research and policymaking cultures and able to mediate between the two, represent one way of doing so. Sarah Quarmby takes a look inside a knowledge broker organisation, the Wales Centre for Public Policy, to see how its day-to-day workings tally with the body of knowledge about evidence use in policymaking.
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Cannabis legalisation and young people

By Benedikt Fischer - Have under-age children in your life? Chances are you will hold crucial decision-power in New Zealand’s upcoming referendum on cannabis legalisation **Benedikt Fischer will be speaking at a discussion panel at the University of Auckland with a...

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Youth and the Auckland Local Elections

Thursday, August 15, 2019 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Engineering Building, Room 401 (401-401), 20 Symonds Street REGISTER Spend an evening with the University of Auckland’s Public Policy Institute (PPI), JCI New Zealand, and the University of Auckland’s Public Policy Club...

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Regulating Hate Speech in New Zealand

By Heng Yi Xin, Bachelor of Social Work (Honours), The University of Auckland  Hate speech is an issue that has gained concern in the wake of the Christchurch terrorist attacks. Hate speech is defined in s61 of the Human Rights Act 1993 as “words which are...

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