Due: Wednesday, 25 April 2018 Issue Area: Alcohol and other Drugs

This bill provides that where a local alcohol policy is in place under the provisions of the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 any renewal of a licence under the Act must not be inconsistent with the provisions of that local alcohol policy.

Due: Monday, 30 April 2018 Issue Area: Other

The Tax Working Group is seeking submissions on the future of tax in NZ. Click the link below for more information.

Due: Monday, 30 April 2018 Issue Area: Other

The Commission is welcoming submissions from the public on the draft Terms of Reference.

Due: Wednesday, 2 May 2018 Issue Area: Other

The Government Policy Statement on Land Transport (GPS) sets out the government’s priorities for expenditure from the National Land Transport Fund over the next 10 years.

Due: Friday, 4 May 2018 Issue Area: Alcohol and other Drugs

The closing date for submissions is Friday, 04 May 2018

Due: Friday, 25 May 2018 Issue Area: Other

Public submissions are now open on the Coroners (Access to Body of Dead Person) Amendment Bill, which is being considered by Parliament’s Māori Affairs Committee.

Due: Friday, 25 May 2018 Issue Area: Other

The main objectives of this bill are to restore the purpose of local government to be "to promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of communities"; to restore territorial authorities' power to collect development contributions for any public amenities needed as a conse

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.