Submissions

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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TINZ Submissions activity

24 September 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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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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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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‘Think Broad’ public service sector changes ahead

5 July 2019

State Services Minister Chris Hipkins announced broad changes to boost public sector performance and responsiveness. At a 26 June event he released planned reforms to the State Sector Act 1988.

Minister Hipkins emphasized the need for government to put wellbeing at the forefront of public service delivery.  He noted that major goals such as child wellbeing can’t be addressed by one Agency or Department or separate agencies working independently.

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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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