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.
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.
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).
The Ministry of Health is consulting on policy options for the regulation of e-cigarettes, including possible amendments to the SFEA.
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.
The Ministry is now consulting on the draft update of the Health of Older People Strategy.
The Ministry of Justice is seeking feedback on a draft framework to establish a consistent and co-ordinated approach to effectively identifying, assessing and managing the risks of family violence. Identifying risk and intervening as early as possible are essential in preventing family violence and keeping victims safe.