As New Zealand’s leading cancer charity, our role is to advocate for effective cancer control laws and policies on behalf of our communities.

What is a submission?

A submission is a written statement given to decision-makers such as the Government or regulatory authority.

When decision-makers are conducting an inquiry or introducing new policies and legislation, they will call for public submissions.

Submissions are a way for the people of New Zealand to have a say and influence decision-making.

 

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The Beehive, New Zealand Parliament building
Smokefree logo at school
Smokefree logo at school
Bottom left: The Beehive, New Zealand Parliament building | Bottom right: Smokefree logo at school
Top right: The Beehive, New Zealand Parliament building | Bottom right: Smokefree logo at school

Cancer Society submissions

We make submissions to the Government and other key decision-making agencies on a range of national issues relating to cancer control.

Submissions are a valuable opportunity for us to present an evidence-based position on actions the Government and others can take to reduce the impact of cancer.

We welcome and encourage community members to contribute their views.

Read our recent national submissions

Once we send in our submission, they will be available to download here. They will also be published on the Parliament website. 

Cancer Society Submissions 2021 - 2022

Title / Submitted to  Date

Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products

(Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Bill

To: Health Select Committee

August 2022

Horizon scan to support the strategic direction of the

binational food regulatory system for 2023-2026

To: Ministry of Primary Industries

August 2022 

Draft Insurance Contracts Bill

To: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

May 2022

Petition of Open Forum for Health Information: Healthy Food and Drink in Schools

To: Parliament

May 2022

Proposed changes to the promotion and

provision of healthy drinks in schools 2022

To: Ministry of Education

May 2022

Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill

To: Pae Ora Legislation Committee

Dec 2021

Alcohol Buy-Now, Pay-Later: 

Understanding the triggers of financial hardship  

and possible options to address them

To: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Dec 2021

Liquor store signs in Auckland

To: Auckland City Council

Oct 2021

Global Alcohol Policy Alliance APAPA

To: WHO

Sep 2021

Support for food regulation to prioritise public health

To: Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

Sep 2021 

Reduce the number of Tobacco Retailers

To: Petitions Committee 

 Jul 2021

Pharmac Review

To: Ministry of Health 

Jul 2021

Public health and consumer organisations call for

food regulatory reform (Statement)

To: Australian Government

Jun 2021 

Review of the Food Standards Australia New

Zealand Act 1991 - Draft Regulatory Impact

Statement

To: Department of Health, Australian Government

 Jun 2021

Sunscreen Product Safety Standard Bill 2021

To: Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

May 2021

Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan

To: Ministry of Health

May 2021 

Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products

Act 1990 Proposals for Regulations

To: Ministry of Health

Mar 2021

AS/NZS 2604:2021 Sunscreen products -

Evaluation & Classification

To: Joint Standards Australia/Standards

New Zealand Committee

Feb 2021

Future of Money Consultation

To: Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Feb 2021

Aspirations for the food regulatory system

To: Ministry of Primary Industries

Jan 2021

Cancer Society Submissions 2020

Cancer Society Submissions 2019

Cancer Society Submissions 2018

Cancer Society Submissions 2017

Cancer Society Submissions 2016

Cancer Society Submissions 2015

Cancer Society Submissions 2014

Cancer Society Submissions 2012-2013

Cancer Society Submissions 2011

Cancer Society Submissions 2010

Cancer Society Submissions 2009

Last updated: September 13, 2022