Climate Change Commission report invites two major problems

Feb 2021

To truly learn from lockdowns, we need to ask business

Corner stores were able to open during lockdown, but greengrocers and butchers were not

Sep 2020

Small business growth and entrepreneurship will be the mainstay of women in work

Women are overrepresented in tourism and hospitality, as well as in part-time and casual work, and it is all of these areas that have been most affected by Covid-19

Sep 2020

Covid 19 coronavirus: Putting small business at the front of New Zealand’s recovery

May 2020

Covid 19 coronavirus: Fast, private sector economic growth is the best road to recovery

May 2020

Making the future of work inclusive of people with disabilities

Phil O'Reilly took part in the the ILO Global Business and Disability Network (GBDN) “Making the Future of Work inclusive of persons with disabilities” conference in November 2019

Nov 2019

Government needs to Step Up on Tourism

Sep 2019

Phil O’Reilly: Britain’s mess shows good policy cannot be taken for granted

Mar 2019

Phil O’Reilly: Business council deserves a chance

Jacinda Ardern's decision to create a business advisory council has attracted criticism from some. Phil O'Reilly argues the council's formation is a positive move, and it's up to all businesses to ensure they get in the Government's ear.

Sep 2018

An economic plan lets business community know what matters to the Government

The suggestion of possible curbs on oil and gas exploration sent mixed signals to business.

May 2018

NZ’s Economy needs to be ready for a trade war

Mar 2018

Globalisation is the key to our prosperity

The global weight of evidence shows that open economies create jobs and improve life for the many.

Mar 2018

Re-establishing consensus on trade

Nov 2017

Business at OECD (BIAC) 2017 Annual Report

Nov 2017

To lift our productivity, keep markets open

There was much debate in the election campaign about New Zealand's lack of productivity and how we might improve it.

Sep 2017

How can we best improve R&D – tax breaks or grants?

When it comes to research and development (R&D), New Zealand's performance is poor.

Sep 2017

O Canada! Talking trade in Toronto

These are testing times for trade liberalisation. There has been a lot of talk over the last year about the rise of protectionism and the risks of an all-out trade war.   Whether this actually manifests in significant concrete action remains to be seen – but what should worry us is how hard it is to shift the dial on the public debate on trade. We cannot afford to be disengaged from this: our communities (and the most vulnerable groups in them) will be the losers if we see the erosion of a fifty-year consensus towards more open markets and freeing up flows of trade, investment and people.

Aug 2017

The end of STEM

The future workplace will still need people with STEM skills but many of our traditional educational pathways to those skills may change.

Aug 2017

Much more needs doing with R&D

May 2017

Governments are becoming more open on trade policy

The third change is that our trade policy strategy will focus more on the growing areas of services-based trade, digital trade and trade related investment.

Apr 2017

Variety is the spice of life

OPINION: Variety is the spice of life – and the workplace is no different

Mar 2017

Employers should embrace this pay-equity deal for women

Jan 2017

NZ’s history of low corruption no longer a given

We need to put processes in place to ensure we remain corruption free, says Phil O'Reilly

Nov 2016

Be ready for the future of digital work

Nov 2016

Business and Industry Advisory Committee (BIAC) to the OECD Annual Report

Oct 2016

Time to step up workplace efforts for intellectually disabled people

Sep 2016

Horasis Global Meeting, Liverpool

Jun 2016

IHC Workability International Conference

Phil O'Reilly to speak at the IHC Workability International Conference in September

May 2016

Regions must play to strengths

Apr 2016

Building a Better Understanding

Phil O'Reilly talks about the launch of Iron Duke.

Jan 2016