Submissions

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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TINZ testifies to the Justice Select Committee regarding elections

3 June 2019

Julie Haggie
Chief Executive Officer
TINZ

Brendon Wilson (TINZ Director) and I spoke to a Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) submission before the Justice Select Committee on 23 May. This was part of the Select Committee’s inquiry into the 2017 general election and the 2016 local government election.

It was a very lively discussion,

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Submissions schedule

3 June 2019

TINZ encourages you to exercise your democratic responsibilities by responding to invitations from government agencies, with your opinions on future direction-setting and legislation.

The following two centralised websites known to TINZ, invite and facilitate public submissions on a variety of legislation, policies, levies, plans and projects currently being processed, together with recently closed submissions:

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Racing Reform Bill – Submissions close on 4 June!

3 June 2019

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. Submissions are due on June 4, 2019, the day this article is being published.

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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Inquiry into the 2017 General Election and the 2016 Local Elections

7 May 2019

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Justice Select Committee Inquiry into the 2017 General Election and the 2016 Local Elections.

Comments from Transparency International New Zealand.

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Therapeutic Products Bill: Consultation

7 May 2019

Julie Haggie

CEO, Transparency International New Zealand

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) recently commented on the Therapeutic Products Bill. The Government proposes this as a replacement for the Medicines Act 1981 and to enable a new regulatory scheme for therapeutic products. The Bill includes medicines (including cell and tissue products) and medical devices. But natural health products (including rongoā Māori) will be excluded as far as possible.

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Official Information Act: Current review

6 May 2019

Liz Brown

TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for

New Zealand’s National Integrity System

Need for reform?

The Minister of Justice, Hon. Andrew Little, recently sought engagement of experts and practitioners familiar with the Official Information Act (OIA) 1982.  This wasn’t a full review, but an opportunity to comment on whether a formal review was needed. 

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Ethical procurement practices urgently needed

14 March 2019

Julie Haggie

CEO, TINZ

Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) recently provided two submissions on the MBIE Procurement Rules 4th Edition, and a proposed Code of Conduct for Suppliers.

Expert submission team

TINZ actively participates in submissions and advocacy because we strongly support civil society engagement in the setting of public policy.

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