(Remember you will copy and paste this into a word doc and/or into the boxes if using the “boxes system” on the Parliament website.)
To: Ministry of Health
This is a submission on the Government’s proposals to amend the law in respect of the Covid 19 Health Public Health Response Act 2020 by way of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Amendment Bill (No 2) (the Bill).
I make the following comments:
I oppose the proposed changes for the reasons given in this submission.
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1.The Bill attacks the civil liberties of all New Zealanders whether currently in New Zealand or stranded overseas and trying to return. The control orders envisaged by the Bill run counter to a number of rights protected by the BORA. These rights are fundamental.
2.This Bill’s measures move well past the minimum necessary to achieve public health aims and into the realm of totalitarianism. Many of the current and proposed measures are not proportionate, reasonable or necessary. They are not motivated by public health. Rather a political agenda that fails to have the interests of New Zealanders at its core.
3. An example is Clause 13 which proposes increases to the fines by a colossal amount making them unequitable and beyond any level of appropriate or reasonable punishment.
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[ In addition I confirm that I endorse the reasons set out in the submission filed by Voices For Freedom ]
I recommend the following:
I oppose the Bill and recommend it be withdrawn. No convincing case for these amendments has been proposed. The proposals should be abandoned and the bill withdrawn.
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