Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Kedgley Lists Yet More Green Health Amendments

Kedgley Lists Yet More Green Health Amendments Expected Today

Health Bill further improved today

Substantial extra Green additions to the Public Health and Disability Bill are expected to be heard in the House today.

Green Health Spokesperson Sue Kedgley says the amendments are:

Clause 17 * District Health Boards to foster community participation in health planning and for significant changes in health provision

* District Health Boards to promote the reduction of adverse social and environmental effects on the health of people and communities

* District Health Boards to promote integration of health services, especially primary and secondary health services

* New clause to reduce, with a view to eliminating, health outcome disparities between various population groups within New Zealand by developing and implementing services and programmes designed to raise their health outcomes to that of other New Zealanders

Clause 34 * Consultation undertaken by District Health Boards must be of the same standard as that required of local bodies under the Local Government Act

Clause 35 * District Health Boards to consult on their annual plans if there are significant policy changes contained in them

She said Green changes already gained in the health select committee relevant to today's debate are:

Clause 17 * Requirement that DHBs must exhibit a sense of environmental responsibility by having regard to the environmental implications of operations

* Requirement that DHBs investigate, assess and monitor any factors that may adversely affect the health status of their populations


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Zimbabwe: New Democracy, Or A False Dawn?

Gordon Campbell: Robert Mugabe = Hosni Mubarak. The current jubilation on the streets of Harare at the fall of Zimbabwe’s dictator Robert Mugabe is genuine, and one hates to be negative about the country’s future. Yet the situation is eerily similar to the scenes in Cairo in early 2011, when a popular uprising swept Hosni Mubarak from power in Egypt. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>

ALSO:

Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election