When writing your submission

  • Start by stating whether you agree or disagree with what is being proposed, and give your reasons
  • Write explicitly, explain and be more specific to each part or clauses – give reasons for everything where possible. You can:
    • Say if you think something needs to be changed
    • Suggest new wording for clauses
  • Number each paragraph
  • If you are writing on behalf of an organisation, include its aims, membership, structure and position. Make sure you have permission to represent the organisation.
  • Include:
    • Details of other people or organisations that support your views
    • Who you have consulted in writing your submission
  • Sum up your recommendations at the beginning or the end of the submission

The above information has been adopted from the New Zealand Government website https://www.govt.nz/browse/engaging-with-government/consultations-have-your-say/give-feedback-on-a-bill-before-parliament/