Legislation Articles

TINZ Submissions activity

20 February 2020

https://www.transparency.org.nz/algorithm-charter-puts-focus-people-2/TINZ encourages its readers to exercise their democratic responsibilities by making submissions and responding to government consultation processes with your opinions on future direction-setting and legislation.

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Secondary Legislation Bill – TINZ Submission

16 February 2020

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TINZ supports the passing of this legislation, which will make secondary legislation more accessible. It will also help parliament to function more transparently than in the past and will support the sovereignty of parliament to
scrutinise all regulations.

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TINZ Submissions activity

23 January 2020

TINZ encourages its readers to exercise their democratic responsibilities by making submissions and responding to government consultation processes with your opinions on future direction-setting and legislation.

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Public Service Bill introduced to Parliament

12 December 2019

In mid November State Services Minister Chris Hipkins introduced the Public Service Bill marking the beginning of a legislative process to replace the State Sector Act 1988. 

The deadline for submissions is Friday 31 January 2020. 

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TINZ Submissions activity

12 December 2019

TINZ encourages its readers to exercise their democratic responsibilities by making submissions and responding to government consultation processes with your opinions on future direction-setting and legislation.

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TINZ Submissions activity

30 October 2019

TINZ encourages its readers to exercise their democratic responsibilities by making submissions and responding to government consultation processes with your opinions on future direction-setting and legislation.

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Online Gambling in New Zealand – TINZ submission

3 October 2019

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TINZ is concerned that for online gambling harm minimisation is not sufficiently managed. Harm minimisation is a priority when online gambling is on the rise with demand pressures in new areas and new technology.

Unfortunately self regulation has limited impact, and there is insufficient research and understanding of pathological behaviour. Any laws regulating gambling should ensure transparency and fairness. Gambling operators should be incentivised not to step around New Zealand laws by aligning the NZ brand name with offshore
organisations that are not regulated.

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“She’ll be right” will not protect New Zealand’s democracy

1 September 2019

The survival of New Zealand’s democracy faces unprecedented threats over the next thirty years. A kiwi characteristic that could severely impede our capacity to respond, is the complacency of “she’ll be right”.

Actually, it won’t be! Democracies need to be nurtured and supported – or risk having them turn into something else. There are four critical steps to shore up our democracy and sustain it.

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Coming events

9 August 2019

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Public Finance Act: Extent of transparency

8 August 2019

David Dunsheath

The Public Finance Act 1989 (PFA) provides the legal framework for the financial management system of the Government. It was extensively reviewed at the recent ‘The PFA at 30’ conference hosted by Victoria University of Wellington.

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