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Maintaining Proportional Representation in NZ

Filed under: General — MurrayBacon @ 10:40 am Sun 30th May 2010

Men are a significant minority of citizens in NZ. Due to fragmentation in the way that they perceive their interests, they don’t lobby effectively, to protect their own interests. This bill could have positive or negative effects on men’s influence on legislation and also on the supervision of the caughts.

The Government is considering making changes to the way that votes affect the selection of MPs for Parliament.

Men should also consider how well the interests of their children are being protected, in Government and in the caughts.

Don’t just piss on power poles, aim higher! Make your own submission.

Electoral Referendum Bill

The chairperson of the committee is inviting submissions on the Electoral Referendum Bill. You can make your submission online: scroll to the end of this page. If you enter the verification code and the submission form does not appear, please read the guidance “Having trouble making an online submission?” under Related links.
The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 10 June 2010

This bill provides for a referendum on a preferred voting system to be held with the next general election.

The bill is available for download from the `Related documents´ panel. Print copies can be ordered online from Bennetts Government Bookshops.

The committee requires 2 copies of each submission if made in writing. Those wishing to include any information of a private or personal nature in a submission should first discuss this with the clerk of the committee, as submissions are usually released to the public by the committee. Those wishing to appear before the committee to speak to their submissions should state this clearly and provide a daytime telephone contact number. To assist with administration please supply your postcode and an email address if you have one.

Further guidance on making a submission can be found from the Making a Submission to a Parliamentary Select Committee link in the `Related documents´ panel.


  1. Thanks Murray,

    Comment by Scrap_The_CSA — Sun 30th May 2010 @ 11:24 am

  2. Reminder to all Jume 10 Closing dates for submissions.

    Comment by Scrap_The_CSA — Fri 4th June 2010 @ 7:47 pm

  3. On the south island of New Zealand is the sunniest place in the country and one of the most beautiful cities too. It is called Nelson and lies very close to the Abel Tasman National Park.

    Comment by tasman — Tue 6th July 2010 @ 7:45 pm

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