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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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Stroke Clot Retrieval (SCR) Action Plan

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a Submission to the Ministry of Health.

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Standards NZ. DZ8156 Ambulance, paramedicine and patient transfer services.

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa mae a submission to Standards New Zealand on the revision of DZ8156 Ambulance, paramedicine and patient transfer services - the standards measuring the quality, safety and cmpetency within our road ambulance and aeromedical services. 

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Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa  and Te Ruananga o Aotearoa, NZNO made a submission to the Health Committee on the Health (Drinking Water) Amendment Bill.

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Electoral (Entrenchment of Maori Seats) Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa  and Te Ruananga o Aotearoa, NZNO  made submissions to the Māori Affairs Committee on the Electoral (Entrenchment of Māori Seats) Amendment Bill.

 


Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa  (NZNO) made a submission to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on the Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy. 

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Equal Pay Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa  (NZNO) made a submission to the Education and Workforce Committee on the Equal Pay Amendment Bill

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NZNO response MOJ Family Justice Reform

Please find attached NZNO response to the Ministry of Justice Family Justice Reforms for yours and members information.

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Shortages Review

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa  (NZNO) made a submission to Immigration New Zealand on its proposal for Registered Nurses (Aged Care) to be moved from the Immediate Skills Shortages List (ISSL) to the Long-Term SSL to enhance the retention of internationally qualified nurses. 

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The Future of the Welfare System

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa  (NZNO) made a brief submission, additional to the Council of Trasde Unions' which it endorses, to the Welfare Expert Advisory Group reviewing the future of New Zealand's Welfare System. 

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Statutes Amendment Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa made a brief submission to the Governement and Administration Committee supporting a technical amendment to the Sale and Supply of Alcohol 2012 in the omnibus Statues Amendment Bill. 

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National SUDI prevention needs assessment and care planning guide

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) provided the Ministry of Health with feedback on the National Guide to SUDI prevention, needs assessment and care planning.

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Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa made a brief submission to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development on the Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986.

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Follow up and supportive care of lung cancer patients after curative intent therapy - provisional

The Cancer Nurses College,  New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa provided feedback on the provisional national guidance document for the Follow up and supportive care of lung cancer patients after curative intent therapy.

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Trade for All

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa made a submission to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the Trade For All agenda

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Review of the State Sector Act

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa contributed tothe New Zealand Council of Trade Unions submission to the State Services Commission on the Review of the State Sector Act.

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International Council of Nurses Position Statement: Nurses and disaster risk prevention and reduction

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa, (NZNO) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Position Statement: Nurses and disaster risk prevention and reduction (statement).  Please find attached our response. 

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NZNO response to Stats NZ Wellbeing Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand

Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa, NZNO welcome the opportunity to comment on the Stats New Zealand Wellbeing Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand. We support the inclusive approach to identifying and measuring wellbeing indicators, in particular inclusiveness of our bicultural heritage, and incorporating cultural and Te Ao Māori perspective. Please find attached our response.

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Draft Family Violence information sharing document

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a Submission to the Ministry of Justice on the Draft Family Violence information sharing document.

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Labelling of sugars on packaged food and drinks

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a Submission to the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation.

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Increasing regulated ACC payments for treatment

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment on three proposals to increase regulated ACC payments for treatment.

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Posthumous Reproduction

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa  (NZNO) made a submission to the Advisory Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technologies on their review of the current Guidelines on posthumous reproduction.

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Proposed changes to National Health Index (NHI) System

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a submission to the Health Information Standards Organisation, Ministry of Health, on Proposed changes to the National Health Index (NHI) system and HISO 10046, the Consumer Health Identity Standard.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) Amendment Bill

NZNO made a submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP) Amendment Bill recommending the addtion of a clause which would prevent the government from extending investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) protection to future signatories of the TPPA.

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Annual Influenza Immunization Programme

NZNO made a submission to the Ministry of Health supporting a proposal for a later start date to the influenza vaaccination programme.  

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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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