Below is a copy of our written and oral submissions on the Natural and Built Environment Bill and Spatial Planning Bill.
Submission on the Natural and Built Environment Bill
Resource management law replacement a can of worms!
The first two of three new Acts to replace the Resource Management Act 1991 – the Spatial Planning Bill and the Natural and Built Environment Bill – passed their first reading in November and are open for submissions until the 5th February 2023. Continue reading
Submission on the Crown Minerals Amendment Bill
Below is our submission on the Crown Minerals Amendment Bill. Continue reading
Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media Bill Submission
We at Democracy Action have significant concerns about the independence of public media under the proposed legislation. We believe the bill does not adequately safeguard editorial freedom. Continue reading
Our key concerns with the Water Services Entities Bill
The impact of the Water Services Entities Bill will be profound. The public and many local authorities appear to share many common concerns about provisions set out in the Bill. These include: Continue reading
Submission on the Canterbury Regional Council (Ngāi Tahu Representation) Bill
WRITTEN SUBMISSION Democracy Action does not support the Bill. We do not support establishing iwi-based power by appointment in our governance arrangements. Therefore, we oppose the purpose of the Act, that is, to enable Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu to appoint up to 2 members to the Canterbury Regional Council. We urge the Government to reject the Bill in its entirety. Continue reading
Submissions on the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill
Oral submission text: Thank you for the opportunity to provide comment on the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill. I am presenting this submission on behalf of Democracy Action. Firstly, I want to make it clear we wholeheartedly support the purpose of the Act - that is to protect, promote, and improve the health and future health of all New Zealanders. But, if the intention is to improve the health of ALL New Zealanders, this proposed legislation is absolutely the wrong way to go about it. Continue reading
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