Due: 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.

Past Submissions

Monday, 15 January 2018 Issue Area: Other

About the consultation

Sunday, 31 December 2017 Issue Area: Other

Public submissions are now being invited on the Inquiry, which will examine the law and administrative procedures for the conduct of Local Authority elections in light of the 2016 local elections.

The closing date for submissions is Sunday, 31 December 2017

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 Issue Area: Gambling Harm

Public submissions are now being called for Racing Amendment Bill

The main aims of the Bill are to amend the Racing Act 2003 (the Act) to

  • improve the competitiveness of the New Zealand Racing Board’s (the Board) betting operations;
  • require offshore betting operators to pay to use New Zealand racing and sporting information in their betting products (an information use charge); pay when they take bets on racing or sporting events (or both) where those bets originate in New Zealand (a consumption charge); and
  • provide for regulations to be made to revise the formula that is used for allocating proceeds from sports betting between the racing and sports sectors. 
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 Issue Area: Other

This bill amends the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 to address issues related to liability for damage to rental premises caused by a tenant, methamphetamine contamination in rental premises, and tenancies over rental premises that are unlawful for residential use.

Thursday, 3 August 2017 Issue Area: Other

The Health Star Rating (HSR) Advisory Committee (HSRAC), responsible for overseeing the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the HSR system, is undertaking a five year review of the HSR system. The HSR system is a front-of-pack labelling (FoPL) scheme intended to assist consumers in making healthier diet choices. The findings of the review will be provided to the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (Forum) in mid‑2019.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017 Issue Area: Nutrition and Physical Activity

The Policy Brief on A Sugary Drink Tax for New Zealand is now open for public consultation. This document is authored by the New Zealand Beverage Guidance Panel (NZBGP)

Monday, 12 June 2017 Issue Area: Other

‘A Strategy to Prevent Suicide in New Zealand: Draft for public consultation’ outlines a framework for how we can work together to reduce suicidal behaviour in New Zealand. It also identifies a set of priority areas for action.