Submissions

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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Submission: Consultation on proposed Government Procurement Rules 4th Edition

7 March 2019

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TINZ Submission to MBIE  to inform decision-making regarding the proposed Government Procurement Rules 4thEdition and other related government policy.

Consultation on proposed Government Procurement Rules 4th Edition

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Independent review of Open Government National Plan 2016-2018

26 February 2019

David Dunsheath

David Dunsheath

TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for Open Government

Transparency Times Newsletter Co-editor

New Zealand’s second Open Government Partnership National Action Plan (OGP-NAP) 2016-2018, was completed mid last year. It is superseded by the third OGP-NAP 2018-20. The second plan was subject to a government-independent, End-of-Term Review through OGP’s Independent Review Mechanism (IRM).

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Submission: Government Procurement Guidelines, Code of Conduct for Suppliers.

19 February 2019

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Transparency International New Zealand (TINZ) submission on Government Procurement Guidelines, Code of Conduct for Suppliers which fits closely with TINZ objectives of transparency, integrity and accountability.
In preparing this submission TINZ formed a team from its Board and selected Members with Delegated Authority (MDA) who have experience in this topic.

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Reserve Bank Act Phase 2 – TINZ Submission

30 January 2019

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Transparency International New Zealand’s submission as part of Phase 2 of the review of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989: Safeguarding the future of our financial system: the role of the Reserve Bank and how it should be governed.

In preparing this submission TINZ has consulted with its Board and selected Members with Delegated Authority (MDA) who have specific experience in this topic. Leading contributors are Sarah Mead, Member with delegated authority for environmental matters; and Julie Haggie, Chief Executive Officer.

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Reserve Bank Act review: Greater consumer, client and Treaty protections needed

26 January 2019

Julie Haggie

Chief Executive Officer
Transparency International New Zealand

Reserve Bank Act review

In November 2017 the Government announced it would undertake a review of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989. It was intended to create a modern monetary and financial policy framework. The review is now in Phase-2.

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Third OGP Plan readied for publication

14 December 2018

David Dunsheath

TINZ Member with Delegated Authority for Open Government

Transparency Times Newsletter Co-editor

3rd National Action Plan (2018-2020)

New Zealand’s third Open Government Partnership National Action Plan (OGP-NAP3) 2018-2020 was recently issued to the OGP International Secretariat for publication.

It contains twelve Commitments within three OGP Values.

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