The PHA is actively involved in influencing public health policy. One way we do this is by making submissions to Select Committees, government departments and/or other government bodies to encourage evidence-based, sensible, and effective public health legislation and policy.
Our recent submissions are linked below.
Comments on proposed gun law changes, April 2019
Budget Policy Statement 2019, January 2019
Child & Youth Wellbeing Strategy, December 2018
Letter to Minister for Food Safety on Mandatory pregnancy warning labels on packaged alcoholic beverages, October 2018
Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand, September 2018
Abortion Law Reform, May 2018
Future of Tax: Submissions Background Paper, April 2018
Draft Guidelines for schools developing a firearms policy, April 2018
Child Poverty Reduction Bill, April 2018
Letter on Health & Safety Reference Group - Firearms in Schools, February 2018
Submission on the Taxation (Neutralising Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Bill, January 2018
Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Bill, February 2017
Proposal to ban plastic microbeads in personal care products, February 2017
Policy options for the regulation of e-cigarettes, September 2016