In accordance with its Strategic Plan, the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) actively works towards improved health outcomes for all peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand. One of the ways we do this is by making submissions on health- and social policy-related issues.

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HDC: Research involving adult participants who are unable to provide informed consent.

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Health and Disability Commissioner on the HDC consultation document "Health and disability research involving adult participants who are unable to provide informed consent". 

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Domestic Violence Victim's Protection Bill

Submission to the Select Committee - 24 April 2017

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Draft Anti Microbial Resistance (AMR) Action Plan

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry for Primary Industries and the Ministry of Health on the draft AntiMicrobial Resistance Action Plan. 

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United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues

Intervention to the 16th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues, New York  on the following issues:

  • Retention and recruitment of Māori nurses is vital for the future health and wellbeing of our whānau, hapū and iwi. Action is required, to develop a Māori nursing workforce strategy with further investment, resourcing and vision to achieve this goal.
  • It is essential that global health and wellbeing must include indigenous voices at the highest decision making level of health.
  • We acknowledge that ILO 169 is an important document and support a resolution by this forum for ratification.
  • We also agree, that the UN develop an independent monitoring body for the implementation of the declaration

We support a representative group of the national Human Rights institutions be given a mandated seat and speaking rights at the New York United Nations 

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