Submissions

Covid-19 Kia Kaha, Kia Māia, Kia Ora Aotearoa: Psychosocial and Mental Wellbeing Recovery Plan

Age Concern actively supported New Zealanders aged 65 and over throughout the pandemic response. We will continue to be involved throughout the recovery phase and beyond.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Outcomes Framework

Mental health and wellbeing are important for all of us. We all experience good and poorer mental wellbeing in our lives and we all respond to life challenges differently. Covid-19 has challenged us all in different ways, and it may continue to chall

Accessible Streets Regulatory Package

Age Concern New Zealand supports government initiatives to improve the safety and accessibility of footpaths, shared pathways, cycle lanes, cycle paths and public transport. The safety of pedestrians of all ages on footpaths is essential.

New Zealand Public Health and Disability Amendment Bill

The Repeal of Part 4A will respect and protect the rights of family members who are carers and family members with special care needs, such as those relating to disability, long term chronic illnesses mental health and addiction, and aged care needs.

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill

Age Concern New Zealand welcomes the opportunity to submit on the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill. Our comments and recommendations build on our October 2018 submission to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment on the Reform of the

Urban Development Bill

Safe, warm, secure and affordable housing is a fundamental human right. Housing and the wider environment in which we live impacts on every aspect of our wellbeing – mental, physical, spiritual and social.

Sexual Violence Legislation Bill

Age Concern New Zealand believes all sexual violence is unacceptable. Sexual violence is a violation of human rights and results in physical, emotional and psychological harm, as well as a loss of dignity and respect. We welcome the move to give the

Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Bill (2019)

Age Concern New Zealand welcomes the release of Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034. This is a positive outcome of earlier consultation carried out in 2018, during which we also contributed. We value this further opportunity to have s

New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension Legislation Amendment Bill

Age Concern New Zealand and Member Councils support modernising and simplifying legislation to ensure New Zealand Superannuation and the Veteran’s Pension are fair and equitable, relieve poverty, are simple for both those who administer them and thos

Better Later Life Draft Strategy He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034

Age Concern New Zealand welcomes the release of Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034. This is a positive outcome of earlier consultation carried out in 2018, during which we also contributed. We value this further opportunity to have s

Modernising the Charities Act 2005

Age Concern New Zealand welcomes a review of the Charities Act 2005 and we value the opportunity to make a submission on Modernising the Charities Act 2005: Discussion document. We appreciate the Department of Internal Affairs’ commitment to communit

Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986

Age Concern New Zealand (ACNZ) commends recent government initiatives to improve the situation for renters. Enabling healthy homes standards to be set for rental properties, implementing a ban on letting fees and the implementation of the winter fuel

Positive Ageing Strategy

Age Concern New Zealand agrees with Office for Seniors that a review of the 2001 Positive Ageing Strategy is required. Whilst population ageing was anticipated in 2001, it is now an emerging reality, with associated opportunities and challenges. From

Treasury Proposal for a Living Standards Dashboard

This submission is in response the invitation on the Treasury website to comment on the paper by Conal Smith: Treasury Living Standards Dashboard: Monitoring Intergenerational Wellbeing (June 2018).

Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions Oranga Tāngata Oranga Whānau

There are different culture/worldview understandings about the role of older people within the various communities in this country and how their needs should be met. But New Zealand societal wellbeing necessitates care of all people who require menta

Family Violence, Sexual Violence and Violence within Whanau Workforce Capability Framework

Age Concern New Zealand welcomes the opportunity to comment on Family Violence, Sexual Violence and Violence within Whanau Workforce Capability Framework.

Health of Older People Strategy

Age Concern New Zealand supports the overall vision of the strategy, and the five outcome areas that inform its framework. We support the overall focus of the strategy on maintaining the functional ability of older people, maximising their independen

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