Democracy is precious and must be protected so future generations can enjoy the same rights and freedoms previous generations, at great cost, fought to protect.
Our elected representatives are under a clear obligation to speak for their constituents in Parliament, to represent the will of the people and make laws in the people’s best interest.
Today, we are seeing the ways in which New Zealand’s democracy has failed us. The Bill of Rights has been repeatedly trampled on, and laws are regularly passed under urgency without consultation. Extreme actions in decision-making that affects all our lives have been undertaken by a single leader without the participation of other elected representatives.
The dominance of today’s political parties continues to erode our democracy. Current politicians put the interests of their parties over those of their constituents so that when laws the public overwhelmingly opposes are passed, there is nothing they can do to redress the balance except wait three years and try to vote for better representation.
The COVID-19 virus has led nations around the world to take radical action to prevent its spread. In New Zealand, the Labour government has adopted an approach of eradication at any cost. That strategy has failed.
In the false hope of eradicating the virus, we now face Labour’s Second Wave of Lockdowns. There is no end in sight for the current lockdown or for ending COVID-19 restrictions at lower levels. Labour’s plan is for years of rolling lockdowns.
As new information is learned about COVID-19, it is becoming increasingly apparent that the fatality rate of the virus is considerably lower than first predicted. In the early stages of COVID-19 entering New Zealand, fear spread with many believing mass deaths would take place.
- Re-Write the Government Constitution
- Write a People's Constitution
- Write a real Bill of Rights
- The Government structure and laws will include Checks and Balances
- The Government Constitution will add Transparency as a legal requirement to all levels of government
- The Government Constitution will ensure Accountability as a statutory provision to all offices and departments of government.
We will take a sensible approach to develop real solutions that will get New Zealand out of this financial disaster we now have as a result of the handling of the COVID-19 issue. Productivity and revenue generation to pay back huge debt along with business support will be our focus.
Before we can move forward on defining a financial future, we need to get a clear picture of what the previous governments have gotten us into. That can only happen with a complete investigation into the past governments' agreements and financial dealings and by completely uncovering all that has been hidden at Parliament, Treasury, and the Reserve Bank. Repairing the Economy starts with knowing first where we stand.
- The Bill of Rights will establish a legal framework where people's right to safety is a primary goal over corporate profits.
- We will ensure that an independent People's Commission will be set up to investigate and research:
- 5G technology application in populations – update the legislation that regulates it's use; fluoridation in water; vaccines and the CDC; Pharmac; 1080 use; industrial products and waste; consumer products; food products safety.
- The Territorial Boundary of New Zealand will be changed to include 200 nautical miles above and below the country, ensuring our right to security from satellites/space vehicles and subterranean devices.
We believe that ALL health and medical practices should be based on real and honest science and not just the relationships with drug manufacturers.
We will review ALL current agreements between the government and drug companies and we will appoint an independent board that will conduct the research on these agreements and the products involved.
We view that proven natural human immune system boosting options should be of equal importance in the medical sphere. Prevention rather than intervention is the health goal.
The Bill of Rights will establish protocols where achieving health is based on the responsibility of the person and their needs rather than quotas.
The emotional manipulation of procreation has created societal division instead of being seen for what it is: the most basic survival drive of the human race.
- We at Advance New Zealand / New Zealand Public Party do not support abortion but recognise this as a ‘right to choose’ issue, however, we are against using abortion as a method of contraception and a means to justify the killing of babies for fetal tissue and organ harvesting.
- We also understand that there could be reasons for abortion such as rape, unsafe pregnancy and health reasons but recognise the law as it currently stands is inhumane, therefore we are dedicated to repealing it but will take the issue to a binding public referendum.
- The current and past Governments have failed dramatically to ensure that house supply is kept up with the increase of population. We will work closely with the building sector to assist the sector to build the required numbers of houses. This will include allowing for overseas labour and expertise to work with them, a much-reduced consent and compliance process and an 'entrepreneurial' approach to solving the issues.
- The Kiwi Build Program under Labour has been a complete disaster for the Government and for Kiwi's needing homes. We will completely scrap this program and replace it with a building sector and Government program that is realistic and honest and that will give us the best chance of vastly improving house supply.
- Economic Development through Home Ownership - Social Housing in New Zealand is another disaster under this Government. Social Housing as it is encourages slums, social problems and keeps the poor, poor. The Government currently spends up to $600 Million dollars a quarter on 'Emergency and Temporary' housing which is literally money down the drain. When houses are built they are cheap, unhealthy and do not last for very long.
- The Bill of Rights will establish a legal framework for the protection of the environment over self-interest and corporate interest.
- Such as farm chemicals and waste, pest-control poisons (1080), GMOs, insecticides, fertilisers, waterway and land usage
- We are against 1080 and will demand a full investigation into its abuse.
- The Bill of Rights will establish a philosophy of Stewardship through a legal and societal framework.
- Such as fishing quotas and management, flora and fauna protection, humane treatment of animals and stock, the protection and management of all levels of our biosphere
New Zealand claims world-class animal welfare standards, even officially recognizing animals as sentient beings in 2015. That means animals are perceptually aware with individual needs, desires, and experiences giving rise to inherent interests. But what does that mean for animals in NZ five years on? Our country benefits economically from an international public perception that our animals are all happy and healthy whether pets, farmed or wild and that we stopped experimenting on them, neglecting them or treating them inhumanely after 2015. The reality is far from the perception and these and other hypocrisies of animal welfare need to be challenged.
We do not believe New Zealand has adequate systems in place to protect either those animals on which the economy is dependent, or those that are targeted or harmed through its wild animal control programs. New Zealand rests on its ‘world class animal welfare reputation’ without making the corresponding effort to ensure necessary change in support of these claims.
- The sources and origin of investment money into New Zealand is transparent and does not compete with local businesses.
- The end products from investment spend needs to be ethical from investment into or from New Zealand.
- We are self-governed and will not be subject to a loss of sovereignty by decree, agreement, or treaty.
- We will use the People's Independent Commission to fully investigate past Governments and individuals who have signed New Zealand to any agreements of a Relational, Trade or Treaty type whereby it is evident that they do not serve the interests of New Zealand.
- We will use the People's Independent Commission to fully investigate how funds have arrived in New Zealand and for what purpose.
- We will seek to structure processes so that unwanted CCP influence in New Zealand business and political affairs is prevented.
There are nearly a dozen historical documents that have been involved in the creation of New Zealand. However, it has been far easier to simply ignore them to history, only pulling them out when needing to make a statement, rather than confront the truth of their design. This purposeful avoidance of our beginnings has also been the core source of much of our recurring societal problems.
The Treaty of Waitangi issues, in particular, have been politicised, exploited, and used as a dividing force instead of being addressed for far too long. As part of the People's Constitution writing, the Treaty will finally have a chance to be heard and understood without an agenda. That is fairness to all sides regardless of number or size.