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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Draft English Language Skills Registration Standards

December 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia on the Consultation on the Draft English Language Skills Registration Standards.

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Targeted Review of the Qualifications System: Mandatory Review of Qualifications at levels 1-6

09 December 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to Qualifications Reviews, New Zealand Qualifications Authority, on the Targeted Review of the Qualifications System: Mandatory Review of Qualifications at levels 1-6.


Health Workforce New Zealand Career Planning Project

17 November 2010

NZNO made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the Health Workforce New Zealand (HWNZ) Career Planning Project.

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Levy Rating 2011-2012 and Experience Rating (ACC)

29 October 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation submitted to the Accident Compensation Corporation on the Levy Rating 2011-2012 and Experience Rating consultations.

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Annual Minimum Wage Review

22 October 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation submitted to the Department of Labour On the Annual Minimum Wage Review.

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Land Transport (Road Safety and other matters) Amendment Bill

October 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Land Transport Select Committee on the Land Transport (Road Safety and other matters) Amendment Bill (key initiatives forming part of Safer Journeys, the Government’s road safety strategy to 2020, introducing new measures designed to improve the safety of young drivers and to provide the courts with a wider suite of tougher sanctions for serious or repeat driving offenders).

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Guideline for Competence Assessment

21 October 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation submitted to the Nursing Council of New Zealand on the Guideline for Competence Assessment.

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Holidays Act Amendment Bill

17 September 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO submitted to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee on the Holidays Act Amendment Bill.

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Policy Expenditure Review

15 September 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to Treasury on the Policy Expenditure Review.

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Health Passport

15 September 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Health and Disability Commissioner on the Health Passport.

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Employment Relations Amendment Bill No 2

13 September 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill No 2.

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Nurse Prescribing in Diabetes Services Consultation

10 September 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Health Workforce Innovations Team, Ministry of Health, and Nursing Council of New Zealand on the Nurse Prescribing in Diabetes Services Consultation.

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2025 Taskforce Committee - closing the income gap with Australia

30 June 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the 2025 Taskforce Committee on ways to improve Aotearoa's productivity in order to close the income gap with Australia by 2025.

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Collaborative Pharmacy Practice – Pharmacist Prescribers

30 June 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organsiation (NZNO) submitted to the Pharmacy Council on the proposed Pharmacist Prescriber Scope of Practice: Pharmacy Practice in a Collaborative Health Team Environment.

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Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010

29 June 2010

Te Runanga o Aotearoa, New Zealand Nurses Organisation submitted to the New Zealand Guidelines Group on the New Zealand Clinical Guidelines for Stroke Management 2010.

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Draft Guidance Paper for New Zealand Emergency Departments Regarding the Interface with Primary Health Care

18 June 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZN) submitted to the Ministry of Health on the Draft Guidance Paper for New Zealand Emergency Departments Regarding the Interface with Primary Health Care.

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Draft National Health IT Plan

31 May 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) submitted to the Director of the National Health IT Board on the Draft National Health IT Plan.

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Draft Education programme standards for the Registered Nurse scope of practice

30 April 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a Submission to the Nursing Council of New Zealand on the Draft Education programme standards for the Registered Nurse scope of practice.

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Auckland District Health Board organisation realignment proposal

27 May 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) responded to the proposed Auckland District Health Board organisation realignment.

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Draft Code of Funding

14 May 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to Standards New Zealand on the Recommended Changes to the Draft Code of Funding.

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Nurse Entry to Practice Specifications

30 April 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the Draft Revised Nurse Entry to Practice Specifications.

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Draft Education Programme Standards for the Registered Nurse scope of practice

30 April 2010

Te Runanga o Aotearoa, New Zealand Nurses Organisation made a submission to the Nursing Council of New Zealand on the Consultation on the Draft Education Programme Standards for the Registered Nurse Scope of Practice.

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Effectiveness of arrangements to check the standard of services provided by rest homes

April 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a Submission to the Health Select Committee on the Report from the Controller and Auditor-General on the effectiveness of arrangements to check the standard of services provided by rest homes.

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Guidelines for client selection for dental implants and management of coronal tooth tissue

22 April 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to ACC on the Dental Guidelines:

  • revised guideline criteria on client selection for dental implants; and
  • new guidelines on client selection for crowns, bridges, veneers and bleaching non-vital teeth (or the ‘optimum lifetime management of anterior coronal tooth tissue’).
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Investigation into the Tobacco Industry

21 April 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made an oral submission to the Māori Affairs Select Committee on the Investigation into the Tobacco Industry.

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Auditor General's Report arranagements to check the standard of services provided by rest homes

The new Zeland Nurses organisation made a submission to the Health Select Committee on the Report from the Controller and Auditor-General on the effectiveness of arrangements to check the standard of services provided by rest homes.

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Possible expansion of PHARMAC’s role

1 April 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to PHARMAC on the consultation/discussion document for possible expansion of PHARMAC’s role.

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Employment Relations Act 2000 Review of P9: Personal Grievance

31 March 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a Submission to the Department of Labour on the Employment Relations Act 2000 Review of Part 9: Personal Grievance.

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Proposed Amendments to Regulations under the Medicines Act

26 March 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a Submission to the Ministry of Health on the Proposed Amendments to Regulations under the Medicines Act. 

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Employment Relations Act 2000 Review of Part 6A: Continuity of Employment

19 March 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a Submission to the Department of Labour on the Employment Relations Act 2000 Review of Part 6A: Continuity of Employment.

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Inquiry into the identification, rehabilitation, and care and protection of child offenders

19 March 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a Submission to the Social Services Committee on the Inquiry into the identification, rehabilitation, and care and protection of child offenders.

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Special Foods Consultation Document

19 March 2010

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to PHARMAC on the Special Foods consultation Document.

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Towards optimal primary mental health care in the new primary care environment

19 February 2010

Extended to 15 March 2010

New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) made a submission to the Ministry of Health on the Draft Guidance Paper Towards optimal primary mental health care in the new primary care environment.

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