Submissions schedule

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:

Not all government agencies utilise one or both of these facilities. Many government agencies conduct their own publicity when seeking submissions. In the spirit of the new open government, TINZ thinks it is time that this fragmentation is eliminated.

Submissions currently being sought

The following invitations to submissions of relevance to TINZ, are currently open for public comment by their stated deadline. We encourage our readers to take the time to draft a submission, even if it is a short one. The submission process is an opportunity to exercise your democratic rights.

New Zealand Infrastructure Commission/Te Waihanga Bill

  • Deadline Friday, 17 May 2019
  • A new independent infrastructure body, the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission – Te Waihanga, is being established to ensure that New Zealand gets the quality infrastructure investment needed to improve our long-term economic performance and social wellbeing.
  • Public submissions are now being called for the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission/Te Waihanga Bill.

Overseas Investment Act 2005

  • Deadline Friday 24 May
  • Views are sought by The Treasury on the the Government’s second phase of its reforms to the Overseas Investment Act.
  • The consultation document addresses issues relating to the types of assets that are screened, who is screened, and how the screening process is conducted.

Charities Act 2005

  • Deadline now extended to Friday 31 May
  • Views are sought by the Department of Internal Affairs on modernising the Act
  • You are encouraged to have your say by attending a community meeting and/or sending in a written submission in response to the discussion document.

Recent TINZ submissions