We’re calling for a change to the way that Governor-Generals are selected. At the moment the Prime Minister decides, without needing to consult with any other party in parliament. This is a pretty old fashioned system that doesn’t reflect the modern MMP environment. It’s hard to see why we shouldn’t have a new, more democratic […]
In the last few days we’ve seen MMP being kicked around like the political football it should never be. Electoral systems shouldn’t be politicised or swayed by particular situations or political parties. But that’s exactly what’s happened with MMP since the announcement of the Internet Mana Party deal. Last election, the public voted to keep […]
The final report of the MMP review was released yesterday after a robust public consultation process. Parliament now needs to respect this process and implement recommendations that will strengthen our electoral system in the long term.
Today’s the seven-year anniversary of the death of our beloved first male co-leader, Rod Donald. For those who didn’t know him, Rod was passionate about fair elections and worked long hours to secure electoral reform here in New Zealand in the early 1990s. Our current voting system – MMP – has been described by former […]
Public submissions on the MMP Review Proposal Paper close this Friday, so there are only a few days left to have your say on changes to our voting system. The proposal paper is the last stage of public consultation on MMP, before the Electoral Commission reports their findings to the Minister at the end of […]
This week, the Electoral Commission released their proposal paper on changes to MMP, following extensive public consultation on our voting system. The Electoral Commission have produced a great paper, which outlines their recommendations with detailed analysis of the public submissions they received and the implications of the potential changes to elections in New Zealand. The […]
Submissions close on the first stage of the MMP Review Process TODAY! It’s really easy to have your say, even at the last minute – there’s a quick 5-minute submission guide on the MMP Review website and we’ve written a submission guide to help out as well. The public submission process means that we can […]
Beyond Today: a values story is the Green party’s story. On the Greens’ fortieth birthday, it says Values is a history of which the party should be very proud, and values are the new politics We need the quants, and the poets, both. We need the activists and the Members of Parliament, the individuals, and […]
If you’re thinking of submitting to the MMP review, and you’d like to be heard in person, look sharp! There’s only a week left to get your submission in (deadline 5 April). If you just want to make a written submission, relax, you’ve got until 31 May. We’ve created a submission guide that outlines the submission process and the issues under review.
This week the MMP Review was launched by the Electoral Commission, meaning our voting system is now open for public discussion and input. Through a submission process we all get the chance to have a say on how our voting system works and what we’d like to see changed. You can make a submission online, […]