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BusinessNZ

Lobbying forms a key part of our role in representing New Zealand business. Through BusinessNZ’s regional organisations, we can lobby local and central government as a collective voice and champion policies that allow New Zealand businesses like you to succeed.

Catherine Beard is ExportNZ ’s national spokesperson.


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    Consumer Law Reform - a Discussion Paper

    Date Added: 9 Jan 2011

    This paper covers a large number of proposals to reform and rationalise New Zealand’s consumer legislation. Given the increasing impact regulation is having on the economy, BusinessNZ welcomes alternative processes aimed at achieving desired outcomes without the need for further government intervention, whether at the day-to-day operational level, or involving enforcement procedures.

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    ER (Workers’ Secret Ballot for Strikes) Amendment Bill 2010

    Date Added: 4 Jun 2010

    BusinessNZ generally endorses the Employment Relations (Workers’ Secret Ballot for Strikes) Amendment Bill 2010 and recommended that it proceed. However, some recommendations were presented in this policy submission to improve the Bill.

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    Submission on the Standards Review

    Date Added: 31 Jul 2012

    Submission to MBIE on the 2012 Review of the New Zealand Standards and Conformance Infrastructure.

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  • Submission on the ETS Review

    Date Added: 28 May 2012

    ExportNZ is concerned about maintaining the international competiveness of our exporters with any strengthening of the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme as is being proposed. This effectively would catapult NZ into leading the world in terms of the stringency with which we price carbon across the NZ economy. See our submission here.

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  • Submission on Japan, Mexico and Canada to join TPP negotiations

    Date Added: 27 Feb 2012

    ExportNZ has made a submission to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade on the expressions of interest from Japan, Mexico and Canada in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations. In principle we're supportive of their inclusion, especially Japanese participation.

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  • Submission on the ETS Review Bill

    Date Added: 20 Sep 2012

    ExportNZ is pleased to have the opportunity to provide a submission to the Finance and Expenditure Committee on the Bill.

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    Review of the Holidays Act 2003

    Date Added: 2 Jun 2010

    Anecdotally, a large number of the enquiries into our advice line relate to Holidays Act entitlements and in particular issues around RDP. In order to provide these submissions we posted the Review questionnaire on our website, and in our regular electronic newspaper called “The Network”. We also approached members from across the following sectors, to obtain feed back from a broad cross-section of our membership

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    Productivity Commission Bill Submission

    Date Added: 15 Sep 2010

    BusinessNZ submits that that the establishment of an NZPC is one of the key changes that would help ensure New Zealand improves its overall quality of regulation and overall productivity in order to boost economic growth.

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    Petroleum Plan of Action

    Date Added: 14 Jun 2010

    BusinessNZ welcomes the renewed vigour with which the Government and the Ministry for Economic Development is approaching the potential role for New Zealand’s petroleum resources to play in fostering economic growth.

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    Statutory framework for financial reporting submission

    Date Added: 14 Jun 2010

    BusinessNZ supports the Ministry of Economic Development's discussion document entitled Statutory for Financial Reporting Discussion Document that aims to create a financial reporting framework that is coherent, complete and consistent, while balancing the benefits of financial reporting against the compliance costs. While there is much in the Document that BusinessNZ agrees with, there are, however, various issues we wish to raise, including one in particular that we strongly oppose progressing any further.

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