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Submissions made by NZNO

In accordance with its Strategic Plan, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) actively works towards improved health outcomes for all peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand. One of the ways we do this is by making submissions on health- and social policy-related issues.

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Draft Terms of Reference Health and Disability Review

New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) gave feedback to the Minister of Helath on the draft Terms of Reference for the Review of the Health and Disablity system.

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Transparency of Beneficial Ownership of New Zealand Companies and Limited Partnerships

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa  (NZNO) made a brief submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment on their disucssion document: Increasing the Transparency of the Beneficial Ownership of New Zealand Companies and Limited Partnerships 

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Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa  (NZNO) made a second submission to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) on the Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill. NZNO supports the Bill its original form but not the recommendations of the interim report on this Bill that recommends country of origin labelling should apply to “only fresh or frozen food and not dried, cured or pickled food”, such as bacon and ham. This objection is on the grounds that consumers need to know if the small goods they are consuming are imported or contain imported products and therefore potentially associated  with public health risks such as AMR and viruses linked to pork.

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Treasury Living Standards Dashboard: Monitoring Intergenerational Wellbeing

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a submission on Treasury Living Standards Dashboard: Monitoring Intergenerational Wellbeing. NZNO also contributed to the NZ Council of Trade Unions' submission. 

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Tomorrow's Schools Proposal

 NZNO contributed to the National Council of Women's submission to the Edcuation Standing Committee on the Tomorrow’s Schools Proposal.

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Review of national roaming - consideration of deregulation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa made a submission to the Commerce Commission supporting its preliminary view to retain the power to force existing mobile phone operators to facilitate, or at least not impede, the rollout of new mobile services.

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Police Vetting Legislative Framework

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a submission on Legislation for the New Zealand Police Vetting Service. 

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Election Access Fund Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a submission to the Government and Administration Committee to support the establishment of a fund to cover disability-related costs and improve the participation of people with a disability in the electoral processs.  

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Nomination Skills Shortages List

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment nominating a change to the Registered Nurse (Aged Care) category on the immediate skills shortages list which allows temporary visas for internationally qualified nurses with three years experience in aged care. NZNO submitted that shortages were due to lack of workforce planning, poorer wages and conditions, and that it is important to retain IQN. NOTE IS SUBMISSION IS PRECEDED BY INFORMATION ABOUT THE SKILLS SHORTAGES LISTS AND STARTS ON P 8

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Zero Carbon Bill Consultation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a submission to the Ministry for the Environment on proposals for a Zero Carbon Bill. NZNO, along with other health sector colleagues, advocated for an ambitious target of net zero emissions across all greenhouse gases by 2040.
 

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UPR UN Convention on the Rights of Children

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) contributed to, and endorses,  the shadow report on the Universal Periodic Review of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children (UNCROC) written by the  Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa coalition. ACYA is a coalition of NGOs and is the UNCROC country focal point.  

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Options to Strengthen Independent Oversight of Children's Issues and Oranga Tamariki System

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa  made a submission to he Ministry of Social Development on their consultation on Options to Strengthen Independent Oversight of Children's Issues and Oranga Tamariki System, largely concerning the functions of the office of the Children's Commissioer

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Health and Safety at Work (Volunteer Associations) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa  (NZNO) made a submission to the Education and Workforce Committee opposing the Health and Safety (Volunteer Associations) Amendment Bill.

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Commerce Commission: Infant Nutrition Council application

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa  (NZNO) made a brief submission to the Commerce Commission on the application from the Infant Nutrition council seeking authorisation for an arrangement allowing the INC to restrict its members from marketing formula products for children aged up to 12 months.

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Withdrawal of Standards

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a submission to Standards New Zealand on the withdrawal of the following  standards: SNZ PAS 8170:2005 - Primary Healthcare Practice Management Systems: Publicly Available Specification
SNZ HB 8169:2002 - Health Network Code of Practice
NZS 8153:2002 - Health records 

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End of Life Choice Bill - Final Oral Submission

Please see attached New Zealand Nurses Organisation's final submission for the End of Life Choice Bill.

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Health and Safety at Work Strategy

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa made a submission to the Ministry of busines, Innovation and Employment on the draft Health and Safety at Work Strategy.

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Draft New Zealand Standard for Ambulance and Paramedicine Services

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a submission to Standards New Zealand on DZ 8156 The Draft Standard for Ambulance and Paramedicine Services.

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Privacy Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Toputanga Tapuhi Kitiaki o Aotearoa made a joint submisson with the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, the Public Service Organisation and E Tū on the Privacy Bill. The Bill repeals and replaces the Privacy Act 1993, as recommended by the Law Commission's 2011 review of the Act. Its key purpose is to promote people's confidence that their personal information is secure and will be treated properly.

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NZNO response to Coroners Access to Body of Dead person amendment Bill

Please find attached NZNO response to Coroners Access to Body of Dead person amendment Bill for your information and that of our members. 

NZNO will be making an oral submission at some stage in the future.

 

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Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Local Government (Community Well-being) Amendment Bill.

Please see the file attached, for a copy of our feedback.

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Abortion Law Reform

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Law Commission on their consultation on abortion law reform.

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WHO: Draft First Report on NCDs

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the World Health Organization (WHO) High-level Independent Commission on NCDs

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ANZICS Death & Organ Donation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Australia New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) draft statement on death and organ donation.   

Please see the file attached, for a copy of our feedback.

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Tax Review

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Tax Working Group on the  Tax Review.

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Health National Screening Bill Amendment

A submission has been made to Health Committee on thir Health (National Cervical Screening Programme) Amendment Bill. NZNO has consulted its members and staff in the preparation of this submission, in particular members of the Womens Health College, Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa and policy advisers.

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Statistical Standard on Sexual Orientation

NZNO welcomes the opportunity to comment briefly to Statistics New Zealand on the development of a statistical standard for sexual orientation.

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International Treaty Examination of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacifc Partnership

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee on the CPTPPA

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Draft Guidelines for Schools Developing a Firearms Policy

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Minisitry of Education on the Draft Guidelines for Schools developing a Firearms Policy.

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Delivering on the Pharmacy Action Plan

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to TAS on Delivering on the Pharmacy Action Plan

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Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Select Committee on the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Amendment Bill.

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Child Poverty Reduction Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Social Services and Community Committee on the Child Poverty Reduction Bill.

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Reclassification of influenza vaccine

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on a proposal to the Medicines Classification Committee to reclassify influenza vaccine.

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Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health Select Committee supporting the Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabisl) Amendment Bill.

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Proposed Donation and Surrogacy Guidelines: Stage 2 consultation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the above Proposed Donation and Surrogacy Guidelines: Stage 2 consultation.

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United Nations Human Rights Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights- Aotearoa New Zealand

Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa, NZNO contributed to the Aotearoa New Zealand collective shadow report on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) to the United Nations Human Rights Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.  This report highlighted current issues of pay parity for Māori nurses and Māori health workforce retention and recruitment issues. 

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Families Commission Act Repeal Bill

The New Zealand Nurses organisation made a submission to the Social Services and Community Committee on the Families Commission Act Repeal Bill.  

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End of Life Choice Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to comment to the Justice Committee on the End of Life Choice Bill.  NZNO has consulted its members and staff in the preparation of this submission, in particular members of Womens Health, Neonatal Nurses College, Te Rūnanga o Aotearoa and professional nursing and policy advisers.

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PHARMAC - Various proposals

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation provided feedback to PHARMAC on various proposals regarding access to Montelukast tablets; single use instruments and VTE Prevention Products; Sustagen Hospital Formula list price increase; and listing orthopaedic implants and associated products.

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MSC Examination Policy & Guidelines - online exam for overseas practitioners.

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation provided further feedback on the Medical Sciences Council's consultation document : Examination Policy and Guidelines - a plan to introudce an online examination for the registration of overseas-trained practitioners, including anaesthetic technicians. 

Fruther feedback was provided on the proposed expansion of the AT scope of practice.

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Births, Deaths, Marriages, Relationships Registration bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Government and Administration Committee on the Births, Death, Marriages and Relationships Bill

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Application to PHARMAC to fund menstrual management products in schools

NZNO supported an application to PHARMAC to fund menstrual management products in schools, as a low risk, cost effective primary health care strategy to address poor health and edcuational outcomes for girls who cannot afford them, and to encourage healthy attitudes to and management of menstruation. 

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Registration of Social Workers Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Social Services and Community Select Committee on the Registration of Social Workers Bill.

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Let's Get Wellington Moving

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Wellington City Council on the joint transport initiative  "Lets Get Wellington Moving" .

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Funding application: Levonorgestrel intrauterine systems (LIUS) – next steps

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a further submission to PHARMAC on NZNO's 2016 proposal to fund Mirena (or equivalent LIUS) for contraception.  

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Reprocessing Reusable Medical Devices Standards Amendment

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission regarding proposed amendments to to the steam sterilising protocols and testing standards in AS/NZS 4187 Reprocessing Reusable Medical Devices in Health Service Organizations. 

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