Election 2014 - Party Policies - Democracy and MMP

Election 2014 - Party Policies - Democracy and MMP

Democracy and MMP

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  • For general elections, the Green Party supports the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) electoral system.
  • The Green Party will only consider supporting changes to the Electoral Act if the changes are adjustments to the existing electoral system that have been recommended by an independent commission, and that are consistent with our key principles.
  • The Green Party will consider supporting changing to a new electoral system only if the new electoral system is approved by a free and fair referendum of all people in Aotearoa New Zealand eligible to vote under the existing laws. (more here)

  • Abolish coat-tailing, bringing Cup-of-Tea deals to an end,
  • We will lower the threshold from 5% to 4% so that Parliament is more representative, in line with almost all the public submissions and the Electoral Commission’s recommendations.
  • We’ll tighten up the rules around donations, to make sure Parliament serves all New Zealanders, not just those who can afford to pay.
  • We’ll champion an open government policy so that government is transparent and open to all New Zealanders — because democracy is about people, not politicians.
  • We’ll also rein in the government spy agencies to protect New Zealanders from mass surveillance and intrusion into their personal lives, and we’ll protect your privacy online through a Digital Bill of Rights. (more here)

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  • Introduce legislation to enable the holding of binding referenda on key issues.
  • In accordance with its 15 founding principles and to honour the result of the 1999 referendum, reduce the number of Members of Parliament to 99.
  • Reduce Cabinet and require greater accountability and performance.
  • Ensure greater contestability of policy advice and require that social impact analysis accompany economic cost/benefit analysis in government decision making processes. (more here)

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