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Lobbying & Advocacy

Lobbying forms a key part of our role in representing New Zealand business. As manufacturers comprise a significant part of the membership of BusinessNZ’s regional business 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 ManufacturingNZ’s national spokesperson.

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1.Submission on the Standards Review  

Published 30 July 2012 in

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

Tagged in: Standards

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2.Consumer Law Reform Bill Submission  

Published 29 March 2012 in Market & Technical Insight

BusinessNZ's submission to the Government on the Consumer Law Reform Bill.Read More

Tagged in: Government

3.Productivity Commission Bill Submission  

Published 09 September 2010 in Lean Manufacturing Market & Technical Insight Plant, Production and Logistics

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.Read More

Tagged in: Productivity,Sustainable Manufacturing,Plant, Production and Logistics,Market and Technical Insight,Lean Manufacturing

4.Consumer Law Reform - a Discussion Paper  

Published 30 July 2010 in Market & Technical Insight

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.Read More

Tagged in: Government

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

Published 03 June 2010 in Staff, Skills & Capability

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.Read More

Tagged in: Employment,Government

6.Maximising our mineral potential  

Published 26 May 2010 in Plant, Production and Logistics

BusinessNZ submits that not only does the mining industry make a useful contribution today, but that it has the potential to make a significant contribution to economic development in the future.Read More

Tagged in: Innovation, R&D and IT,Government

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