Towards democratic renewal : ideas for constitutional change in New Zealand / Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler, with assistance from Scarlet Roberts.

Publisher's description: In 2016, Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler proposed and published a written, codified constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand. Since then the authors have travelled the country, discussing with the public the nature of New Zealand's identity and where the country...

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Main Authors: Palmer, G. W. R. (Geoffrey W. R.) (Author), Butler, Andrew S. (Author)
Other Authors: Roberts, Scarlet
Format: Book
Published: Wellington : Victoria University Press, 2018.
Table of Contents:
  • Why a constitution is important
  • Our constitutional vision
  • What the public told us
  • A Constitution based on principle
  • The State and a New Zealand republic
  • The Government
  • Local government
  • The Parliament
  • Why New Zealand does not need an upper house
  • The Judiciary
  • Integrity and transparency
  • Bill of Rights
  • The Treaty of Waitangi and the constitution
  • More people need to know how government works
  • Elections are not enough
  • Deepening citizen engagement
  • The media, information and communication
  • How to build a new constitution
  • Constitution of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Te Pouhere o Aotearoa Niu Tireni
  • A note on the translation
  • Afterword
  • Meetings around New Zealand.