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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Treasury Living Standards Dashboard: Monitoring Intergenerational Wellbeing

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a submission on Treasury Living Standards Dashboard: Monitoring Intergenerational Wellbeing. NZNO also contributed to the NZ Council of Trade Unions' submission. 

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Tomorrow's Schools Proposal

 NZNO contributed to the National Council of Women's submission to the Edcuation Standing Committee on the Tomorrow’s Schools Proposal.

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Review of national roaming - consideration of deregulation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa made a submission to the Commerce Commission supporting its preliminary view to retain the power to force existing mobile phone operators to facilitate, or at least not impede, the rollout of new mobile services.

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Police Vetting Legislative Framework

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a submission on Legislation for the New Zealand Police Vetting Service. 

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Election Access Fund Bill

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a submission to the Government and Administration Committee to support the establishment of a fund to cover disability-related costs and improve the participation of people with a disability in the electoral processs.  

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Nomination Skills Shortages List

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment nominating a change to the Registered Nurse (Aged Care) category on the immediate skills shortages list which allows temporary visas for internationally qualified nurses with three years experience in aged care. NZNO submitted that shortages were due to lack of workforce planning, poorer wages and conditions, and that it is important to retain IQN. NOTE IS SUBMISSION IS PRECEDED BY INFORMATION ABOUT THE SKILLS SHORTAGES LISTS AND STARTS ON P 8

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Zero Carbon Bill Consultation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) made a submission to the Ministry for the Environment on proposals for a Zero Carbon Bill. NZNO, along with other health sector colleagues, advocated for an ambitious target of net zero emissions across all greenhouse gases by 2040.
 

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UPR UN Convention on the Rights of Children

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) contributed to, and endorses,  the shadow report on the Universal Periodic Review of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Children (UNCROC) written by the  Action for Children and Youth Aotearoa coalition. ACYA is a coalition of NGOs and is the UNCROC country focal point.  

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Options to Strengthen Independent Oversight of Children's Issues and Oranga Tamariki System

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa  made a submission to he Ministry of Social Development on their consultation on Options to Strengthen Independent Oversight of Children's Issues and Oranga Tamariki System, largely concerning the functions of the office of the Children's Commissioer

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