Submissions

Submissions schedule

9 August 2019

David Dunsheath

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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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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Sustainable Development Goals progress

5 July 2019

Julie Haggie
Chief Executive Officer
Transparency International New Zealand

Two reports and a new website focusing on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have recently been launched.

Voluntary National Review

The first is the Government’s first Voluntary National Review report (VNR) on its achievement against implementation of the ‘2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’

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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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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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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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