Create change via petitions
One of the key roles of a Member of Parliament is to guide legislation through the House of Representatives in the form of Bills, which if successful, become law. This is still possible from Opposition and I had a Members’ Bill drawn recently that, if supported by the other parties in Parliament, will ensure that advertised sunscreen protection equals the true Sun Protection Factor (SPF) as printed on the packaging.
Another way to implement new laws or change existing legislation is to lodge a petition. I have been supporting and promoting several petitions below.
Presented to Parliament:
- Enforce the rights of disabled park permit holders and provide an education programme to show others why these parks must be kept clear for disabled drivers. View petition detail.
- Open recreational fisher consultation before closing the reefs off Motiti Island. View petition detail.
- Provide after hours medical care in Papamoa; View petition detail.
- Roll out rural fibre broadband in the Lower Kaimai; View petition detail.
- Allow managed events with strict contact tracing to operate if we return to Level 2; View petition detail.
- Provide greater resourcing for Police in Welcome Bay; View petition detail.
If you have a concern with current legislation, consider submitting a petition to Parliament to have your proposed changes considered by the House of Representatives. Contact my office to find out how we can help you to lodge a petition.
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