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, 10 October 2016 Issue Area: Other

The Department of Conservation is seeking feedback on the draft National Strategy for Environmental Education for Sustainability 2016-2026.

Friday, 30 September 2016 Issue Area: Gambling Harm

The Department of Internal Affairs has developed a draft standard setting out proposed technical requirements for account-based cashless systems and accompanying harm minimisation requirements.

Thursday, 22 September 2016 Issue Area: Nutrition and Physical Activity

This Bill is an omnibus Bill introduced in accordance with Standing Order 263(a). The Bill makes improvements and enhancements to three Acts governing the food safety system, improving their alignment, operation, and design so as to better protect human health, and maintain and strengthen New Zealand's reputation as a supplier of safe and suitable food both domestically and internationally.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 Issue Area: Alcohol and other Drugs

This discussion document seeks views on whether a revised approach to drug utensils might be more effective in achieving the goal of the National Drug Policy. In particular, the focus is on utensils that people use to take controlled drugs (eg, bongs to smoke cannabis).

Monday, 12 September 2016 Issue Area: Tobacco

The Ministry of Health is consulting on policy options for the regulation of e-cigarettes, including possible amendments to the SFEA. 

Sunday, 11 September 2016 Issue Area: Gambling Harm

Consultation document on the draft Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm for the three-year period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2019, and on the draft problem gambling levy rates necessary to recoup the costs of the Strategy from the main gambling operators.

Tuesday, 6 September 2016 Issue Area: Other

The Ministry is now consulting on the draft update of the Health of Older People Strategy.