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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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Inquiry into New Zealand’s aid to the Pacific submission

31 August 2019

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TINZ supports the coalition government’s Pacific Reset initiative, but identifies concerns with the impact of invasive ongoing corruption in the Pacific within business, political, government and civil society. “This is a risk to the security, economy and environment of Pacific nations and to New Zealand.” TINZ recommendations were submitted to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade’s Inquiry into New Zealand’s aid to the Pacific, in August 2019. 

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Clean as a whistle a five step guide to better whistleblowing policy and practice in business and government

7 August 2019

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Whistling While They Work 2 – key findings and actions published August 2019

This report presents key findings and actions flowing from the research project Whistling While They Work 2: Improving managerial responses to whistleblowing in public and private sector organisations – one of the world’s largest studies into whistleblowing, and the first large-scale project to focus on management of whistleblowing across business and government.

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ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement submission

4 August 2019

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Free trade agreements need to include strong anti-corruption and transparency provisions and align with our commitments and policies on carbon emissions and biodiversity. This is the position TINZ advocated in our recent submission to he Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the update of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA).

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The 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Zero Carbon Bill Final Submission

20 July 2019

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Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) submission on the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill.

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OAG Draft Annual Plan Submission June 2019

11 June 2019

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Transparency International NZ (TINZ) comments on the Office of the Auditor General Draft Annual Plan for 2019/20.

 

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Building Accountability: National Integrity System Assessment 2018 Update

4 June 2019

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Presentation by Liz Brown, Project Manager introducing the Building Accountability: National Integrity System Assessment 2018 Update. This presentation was delivered 22 May 2019 at the launch event in Parliament.

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Racing Reform Bill 2019, Submission from Transparency International New Zealand.

4 June 2019

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Is the process transparent?

TINZ has learned that the Racing Reform Bill is on a fast track for approval by July 31, 2019 including an extremely short 5 day submission window.

We are concerned that the overall timetable for the passage of this legislation is inconsistent with the Government’s Open Government Partnership commitments and in its general practice of Parliamentary processes.

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Submission to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: He Waka Eke Noa. Towards a Better Future, Together New Zealand’s Progress Towards the SDGs 2019

27 May 2019

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The overall content of this draft VNR provides a reasonable account of the New Zealand context and offers a broad overview of what our country aims to achieve.

It is disappointing that this draft VNR offers no linkages to the Targets that underly each SDG, let alone any Indicators underlying the Targets.

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Infrastructure Bill Submission

17 May 2019

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TINZ Submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee about the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission / Te Waihanga Bill.

A new approach to infrastructure is long overdue but this approach should be protected by an explicit and mandated commitment to both well-being and integrity systems.

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