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Transitioning to a low-emissions and climate-resilient future: emissions reduction plan

 

NZNO welcomes your feedback on Aotearoa New Zealand’s first emissions reduction plan which will set the direction for climate action for the next 15 years.

Your views are sought on whether the right policies are included, whether they go far enough, and what should be changed.

Further information is available here on the Ministry for the Environment website, and the discussion document is attached for your consideration.

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 17 November 2021.

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Māori Business Definition: Consultation

Stats NZ is inviting feedback on a proposed definition of Māori business. The aim of an agreed definition is to enable consistency and better measurement of Māori business activity.

A Māori business is a business that is owned by a person or people who have Māori whakapapa, and a representative of that business self-identifies the business as Māori.

Further information about the definition, and information on how to provide feedback are available here.

Please send feedback directly to Stats NZ by 5pm on 5 November 2021.

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Former Refugees, Recent Migrants and Ethnic Communities: Employment Action Plan

NZNO welcomes your feedback on a draft action plan that aims to lift the employment outcomes for former refugees, recent migrants, and ethnic communities.

Please consider the following:

·         Will the proposed actions

1) address employment barriers for these groups?

2) support these groups into meaningful employment?

·         What additional actions could be taken?

Note that this draft plan is one of seven that have arisen from the Government’s Employment Strategy (August 2019).

Other plans relate to Māori, Pacific, Older Workers, Youth, Disabled People and Women.

Further information about the consultation, and a copy of the draft Action Plan, are available here.

Please note the short consultation period.

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 26 October 2021.

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Te Kāhui o Matariki Public Holiday Bill

NZNO welcomes your feedback on a bill which aims to establish an annual public holiday to acknowledge Matariki. The creation of this new public holiday reflects the Government’s commitment to recognising and celebrating an important aspect of te ao Māori. The bill itself describes the meaning and significance of Matariki to Māori.

The bill proposes that the new public holiday fall on a Friday in June or July of each year. The dates are set through to 2052, and a process is laid out for setting dates beyond that.

You can read the bill here.

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 4 November 2021.

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The Human Rights (Disability Assist Dogs Non-Discrimination) Amendment Bill 2021

NZNO warmly invites your feedback on proposed amendments to the Human Rights Act 1993 that would replace “guide dog” with the broader term “disability assist dog” as a prohibited ground of discrimination.

The proposed amendments clarify that discriminating against a person for having or using a disability assist dog is discriminating against the person on the basis of their disability.

You can read more here.

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 3 November 2021.

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Digital Strategy for Aotearoa

NZNO warmly invites your contribution on what is important for the digital future of Aotearoa.

A Digital Strategy for Aotearoa is being developed which will take into account the social, economic, education and cultural opportunities that digital technology brings, along with the risks that these technologies can bring.

What do you think the vision, goals and results should look like, and what the priorities for action should be?

As health professionals we want better access to, and use, digital services when and where we need them. We need equitable services across urban and rural regions.

We also need to ensure that New Zealanders are safe, secure, and confident in a digitally enabled world, for example, patient and family or whānau trust that their private health information is safe.

You can read more here.

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 3 November 2021.

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National Action Plan Against Racism

To help with the task of producing a National Action Plan Against Racism, The Human Rights Commission is asking for:

·         visions of an Aotearoa New Zealand that is free of racism,

·         stories about the difference a racism-free country would make,

·         ideas on how to achieve a racism-free country.

NZNO encourages your contribution to our submission.

You can read more here.

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 16 November 2021.

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Adventure Activities Regulatory Regime

NZNO warmly invites your feedback on government proposals to improve safety in the adventure tourism sector (a review was undertaken in response to the 2019 Whakaari/White Island eruption).

Although safety standards in adventure activities are improving, there are a number of areas that could be strengthened, including the management of natural hazards, the role of the regulator and the audit process.

Proposed changes include:

  • strengthening requirements for how operators, landowners and the regulator manage natural hazard risks,
  • improving how risk is monitored, assessed and communicated,
  • strengthening WorkSafe’s regulatory leadership role, and
  • improving the safety audit standard, audit process and guidance and information for the sector.

Further information is available here.

NZNO will only make a submission if member feedback is received.

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 29 October 2021.

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Māori Descent and Iwi Affiliation Data Protocols

NZNO invites you to provide feedback on draft protocols for the standardised collection, recording and output of Māori descent and iwi affiliation data for the New Zealand health and disability system.

The attached document sets out minimum standards that aim to meet data requirements and support the collection of Māori descent and iwi affiliation information in a way that is accessible, connected and relevant to Māori.

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 11 November 2021.

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Warning and advisory statements for stimulant laxatives

Medsafe is consulting on proposed warning and advisory statements for stimulant laxatives. Currently it is possible for consumers to purchase these products without advice from a health professional.

NZNO invites members’ feedback: 

  • Do you think package labelling on these products should include warning and advisory statements?
  • What do you think of the proposed wording (refer here), and is it sufficient?

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 1 November 2021.

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Time-Limited License Consultation

NZNO invites your feedback on a Land Transport Amendment Rule which aims to:

 • increase the period of validity of newly issued and renewed learner and restricted Class 1 (car) and Class 6 (motorcycle) driver licences from 5 years to 10 years:
• remove the requirement for licence holders to pass a theory test before their learner or restricted licence is renewed:
• enable renewal of learner and restricted licences in advance of their expiration date.

The draft Amendment Rule is attached.

Please let us know if you support the revocation of the time-limited license policy, and any risks that you identify in revoking this policy.

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 4 October 2021.

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Systemic Anti-cancer Therapy Regimen Data Standard

NZNO welcomes your feedback on the development of proposed national data and regimen definitions. This work is the first phase of the Anti-Cancer Therapy – Nationally Organised Workstreams (ACT-NOW) project, which comes under the New Zealand Cancer Action Plan 2019-2029.

The purpose of the Standard is to create a solid foundation for the capture of meaningful and comparable data at the national level. Linking this project with Whakamaua – Māori Health Action Plan 2020-25 enables Te Aho o Te Kahu to coordinate action to achieve the aims of He Korowai Oranga – Māori Health Strategy.

The systemic anti-cancer therapy regimen data standard covers treatment regimens for adult solid or haematological cancers developed under the auspices of the ACT-NOW project and software systems used to develop and manage those regimens.

The draft standard is attached for your consideration.

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 17 September 2021.

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Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm

NZNO welcomes your feedback on the Ministry of Health’s proposed strategy to prevent and minimise the harm caused to people, whānau, and communities by gambling (this is updated every three years).

The draft Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm (2022/23 to 2024/25) includes:

  • the strategic plan, which sets out the general strategic direction and priorities that provide a framework for the activities described below
  • the proposed funding levels for the Ministry, in relation to the gambling harm prevention and minimisation activities described in the strategy
  • the proposed service plan, for the three years from 2022/23 to 2024/25
  • the proposed problem gambling levy rates and weighting options per gambling sector, for the next three years.

The draft strategy is attached for your consideration.

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 1 October 2021.

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Disability Survey 2023: content consultation

Are you a disabled NZNO member and/or a member with an interest in disability data? If so, your feedback on the 2023 Disability Survey would be much appreciated. More than 20,000 people will be chosen from the 2023 census to take part in the survey. This will be the first national disability survey in ten years.

Information about the proposed survey is available in a variety of formats on the Stats NZ website.  What do you think of the proposed groupings of impairment and the proposed range of topics covered by the survey?

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 22 October 2021.

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Dihydrocodeine - Review of risks and benefits

NZNO warmly invites you to provide feedback on a review of the risks and benefits of dihydrocodeine.

This forms part of Medsafe and the Medicines Adverse Reactions Committee (MARC)’s review of the risks of misuse, abuse and dependence with opioids in New Zealand. 

Further information is available here.

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 17 September 2021.

 

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