Election 2011 - Party Policies - Governmental Issues

Election 2011 - Party Policies - Governmental Issues

Government

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  • Strengthen [constitutional framework]. Adopt Tax Payers Bill of Rights. Pass Regulatory Responsibilty Act. Return to privy council. Hold referendum of MMP voting system. (more here)

  • Supports the resolution of, and restitution for, all outstanding historical and contemporary breaches of te Tiriti by the Crown and its representatives.(more here)
  • Reform local government to give it a clear constitutional role and strengthen its democratic functions. (more here)
  • Require all trade agreements and treaties to be subject to a vote of Parliament like any other legislation.
  • Seek to simplify and tighten the current rolling disclosure system to ensure that the public know who is funding the parties when they go to vote.
  • Support a fixed election date, the date to be determined by consultation with public. (more here)

Not set out on their website.

  • Remove the Deadline for lodging of claims which was  imposed for 1 September 2008 and extend the timeframe for the settlement of historical claims with the Waitangi Tribunal to better enable iwi with such claims to properly research and state their cases. (more here)

Not set out on their website.

Not set out on their website.

  • Embark on a public education process on constitutional matters, leading towards consideration of New Zealand as a republic within the Commonwealth in the future.
  • Investigate an extension of the Parliamentary term to four years, with a fixed election day.
  • Initiate a referendum on the future of Maori seats in Parliament with a view to abolishing the seats by 2017. This would give effect to the recommendation in the 1986 Royal Commission on the Electoral System.
  • Task the Local Government Commission with a review of the size and shape of all local government areas in order to reduce local government activity to a pre-1995 level. (more here)

 

 

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