TINZ Submissions activity

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.

The following two centralised websites invite and facilitate public submissions on a variety of legislation, policies, levies, plans and projects currently being processed, together with updates about progress for 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 and joined-up open government, TINZ’s recommendations are that:

  • There be a single submissions website link where all central and local government requests for submissions are listed 
  • This same website location is administered with constantly improving frameworks for the making of submissions and for following-up on submissions.
  • The process would ideally:  
    • provide analyses of the responses to submissions, by key population indicators including geographical spread, and of the individuals and organisations that make submissions 
    • summarise the content of submissions and how the content becomes included in policy development and legislation 
    • provide timelines/milestones to track the progress of submissions passing through the submissions/legislative processes.

Submissions currently being sought

The following invitations to submissions known to, and 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. 

‘LocalismNZ’: Reinvigorating local democracy

  • Deadline: Sunday 15 December 2019
  • Public submissions on a discussion paper are sought by Local Government NZ (LGNZ) 

Government algorithm transparency and accountability

  • Deadline: Tuesday 31 December 2019
  • Public submissions on draft Algorithm Charter are sought by Statistics NZ
  • The proposed charter will commit government agencies to improving transparency and accountability in their use of algorithms over the next five years. 

Recent TINZ submissions

View earlier submissions prepared by TINZ, or search on the ‘Submissions’ category at the bottom of TINZ homepage www.transparency.org.nz . 

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