Save NZ Democracy
- Governor-General of New Zealand (His Excellency The Honourable Anand Satyanand PCNZM, QSO)
- New Zealand
The Electoral Finance Bill makes New Zealand a democracy in name only.
This bill has many highly concerning provisions such as: preventing ordinary citizens, Plunket and ambulance services among many others, from having their views heard a year before an election.
It provides taxpayer funds to electorate MPs currently in office but not those competing against them.
The Human Rights Commission, NZ Law Society, and Greenpeace all oppose the bill, and a majority of submissions to the Select Committee suggested that the bill should be scrapped altogether.
The Bill will pass parliament by a very small majority, which is inappropriate for a bill which will substantially and dramatically alter New Zealand's constitutional arrangements. The only way to stop the bill is to persuade the Governor-General not to assent to it.
We, the undersigned, request the Governor General of New Zealand (His Excellency The Honourable Anand Satyanand PCNZM, QSO) to refuse assent to the Electoral Finance Bill on the grounds that it will make New Zealand a democracy in name only.
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The Save NZ Democracy petition to Governor-General of New Zealand (His Excellency The Honourable Anand Satyanand PCNZM, QSO) was written by Joseph Mooney and is in the category Politics at GoPetition.