NZer to Head World Bank

Banker John Austin has been appointed to the helm of the Washington-based World Bank (one of the world’s largest sources of financial assistance for developing countries). Austin has resigned from his current position, as head of private development bank Nimmo-Bell, to take up the post. In late 2002 Austin finished a 6 year tenure as alternate Executive Director to the Asia Development Bank. “John’s experience, particularly with the ADB, gives him a strong understanding of international financial institutions and development banking as well as development issues for small island countries” said NZ Finance Minister Dr Michael Cullen.


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Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

Helen Clark Lays Out Her Reasons for Legalising It

In an opinion piece for the UK’s Guardian newspaper, former prime minister and member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy Helen Clark explains why a ‘yes’ in next year’s referendum…