Due: Wednesday, 7 August 2019 Issue Area: Alcohol and other Drugs

The Ministry of Health has opened public consultation on the proposals for the medicinal cannabis regulations needed to support the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme. Consultation closes Wednesday 7 August 2019 at 5 pm.

Due: Thursday, 8 August 2019 Issue Area: Tobacco

The chair of the Health Committee is calling for submissions on the Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Bil

Due: Monday, 19 August 2019 Issue Area: Other

The Medical Council of New Zealand are reviewing the statement on the maintenance and retention of patient records and would like your feedback.

The Medical Council of New Zealand intend to retain most of the existing statement without change and have added new guidance on:

Due: Friday, 23 August 2019 Issue Area: Alcohol and other Drugs

ASA calls for submissions on the review of its Alcohol Advertising and Promotion Code

New Zealanders are being invited to offer their views on the Alcohol Advertising and Promotion Code that the advertising industry are required to follow.

Due: Friday, 20 September 2019 Issue Area: Other

Public submissions are now being called for Inquiry into health inequities for Māori

The closing date for submissions is Friday, 20 September 2019

Past Submissions

Friday, 28 June 2019 Issue Area: Alcohol and other Drugs

The Government is considering making changes to New Zealand’s drug driver testing and enforcement regime. Research shows that many illicit and prescription drugs have the potential to impair driving, and studies show that New Zealanders are using those drugs and driving.

Friday, 31 May 2019 Issue Area: Other

Your ideal health system surveyed
The Health and Disability System Review website invites the public to share their thoughts through an online survey until the end of May. Responses can be taken in te reo Māori.

Thursday, 11 April 2019 Issue Area: Alcohol and other Drugs

The bill intends to address the harm being caused by synthetic drugs, and others, by ensuring that legislation focusses on those who important, manufacture, and supply the drugs and not those who use them.

Monday, 25 March 2019 Issue Area: Nutrition and Physical Activity

The five year review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system is currently underway. The review will consider if and how well the objectives of the HSR system are being met, and identify options for improvements to the ongoing implementation of the system. 

Wednesday, 20 February 2019 Issue Area: Other

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is developing a Māori Strategy and Action Plan

Sunday, 20 January 2019 Issue Area: Other

The Budget Policy Statement (BPS) sets out the Government's priorities for the 2019 Budget. For the first time, the BPS contains a Wellbeing Outlook (as well as an Economic and Fiscal Outlook) that describes the current state of wellbeing in New Zealand and what this may mean for future wellbeing.

Wednesday, 5 December 2018 Issue Area: Well Child

The Child Poverty Reduction Bill requires the creation of New Zealand's first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy.

The Strategy will commit Government to set and report on its actions to improve the wellbeing of all children and young people.

The Strategy will set out how Government will deliver on its vision: New Zealand is the best place in the world for children and young people.