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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.

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    Productivity Commission Bill Submission

    Date Added: 9th September 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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    An income splitting tax credit for families with children

    Date Added: 5th February 2010

    BusinessNZ did not support income splitting when it was first raised in 2008 and we continue to take that position. Therefore, we still believe there are better opportunities for Government to offer financial relief for families where warranted.

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    Emissions Trading Scheme cost recovery

    Date Added: 4th February 2010

    BusinessNZ welcomes the release of the Ministry for Economic Development’s consultation paper entitled ‘Proposals for Cost Recovery: Emissions Rulings Service’, dated December 2009.

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

    Date Added: 3rd June 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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    Petroleum Plan of Action

    Date Added: 3rd February 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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    Submission on the Standards Review

    Date Added: 30th July 2012

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

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    Consumer Law Reform - a Discussion Paper

    Date Added: 30th July 2010

    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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    Retirement Income Policy review

    Date Added: 30th April 2010

    The Retirement Commission has raised particular issues relating to retirement income policies for this review. BusinessNZ wishes to pick up on some of these, as well as other issues we believe need addressing by the Commission.

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    Review of the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004

    Date Added: 30th April 2010

    BusinessNZ considers a number of issues need to be addressed before any decision is now made on what, for the future, will be the most appropriate action to take in respect to the foreshore and seabed.

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    Statutory framework for financial reporting submission

    Date Added: 29th January 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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