Other Issues

Other Issues

The Panel recommends the Government:

  • invite and support the people of Aotearoa New Zealand to explore the following topics in any further consideration of our constitutional arrangements:
    • the status and functions of local government and its relationship to central government
    • the role of He Whakaputanga o te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni, the Declaration of Independence
    • the role and functions of the public service
    • the distinct interests of citizens of countries within the Realm of New Zealand
    • the role and functions of the Head of State and symbols of state
    • an upper house of Parliament
  • invites Parliament to differentiate between types of urgency and to minimise the use of the urgency truncating select committee consideration of bills.
   
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