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NZ suffering from democratic deficit says lobby group

Tuesday, 3 June 2014, 10:17 am | Better Democracy NZ

Fast-tracking the introduction of Internet voting and ensuring that governments implement the outcomes of Citizen’s Initiated referenda are two ways to address New Zealand’s democratic deficit, according to a newly released documentary this ... More >>

Constitution Conversation Report

Monday, 9 December 2013, 12:08 pm | Better Democracy NZ

"The recently published Constitution Conversation Report does not address the most fundamental question: how the people of New Zealand can take back their sovereignty by creating a fully democratic constitution” says political lobby group Better ... More >>

Better Democracy supports Greens paying signature collectors

Wednesday, 20 June 2012, 11:17 am | Better Democracy NZ

Criticism of the Green Party using their Leaders Fund money to pay Asset Sale referendum signature collectors is unjustifiable, according to democracy campaigners, Better Democracy New Zealand. More >>

State of the Nation Address

Wednesday, 17 February 2010, 11:01 am | Better Democracy NZ

Our young nation has been built on a foundation of ingenuity and perseverance, along with a compassion for those in times of need. More >>

Council Rates

Monday, 9 November 2009, 3:11 pm | Better Democracy NZ

Let's face it, getting your Council rates bill in the post isn't as exciting as seeing one of the many attractive woman walking down the main street, but it certainly does make your heart jump! US President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, “Taxes, are ... More >>

Referendum system inadequate

Wednesday, 17 June 2009, 11:48 am | Better Democracy NZ

“Politicians can be justified in their concerns about the referendum process, particularly in respect to the wording.” says Steve Baron, the Founder of Better Democracy NZ and co-editor of the book People Power. More >>

Auckland super city

Tuesday, 7 April 2009, 10:46 am | Better Democracy NZ

If politicians and political commentators are concerned about democracy being reduced under the new Auckland 'super city' proposals, there is a simple solution. Make Binding Referendums a mandatory inclusion in the new legislation. This way ratepayers can ... More >>

Letter to the Editor: Wanganui Decision

Wednesday, 25 February 2009, 5:13 pm | Better Democracy NZ

Tariana Turia is calling the decision of the Wanganui City Council not to change their name as a “tyranny of the majority over a minority”. While Maori certainly have claims to having been victimised in the past, are we to bow to every whim and ... More >>

Congratulations to Larry Baldock, Sheryl Savill

Friday, 22 February 2008, 10:34 am | Better Democracy NZ

Congratulations to Larry Baldock and Sheryl Savill for collecting enough signatures to trigger a referendum on the anti smacking Bill. However what people must realise is that we need to force the government to make referendums binding and we need politicians ... More >>

Wanganui, Laws Congratulated for Direct Democracy

Tuesday, 17 April 2007, 3:57 pm | Better Democracy NZ

"Deciding to ban gang patches in Wanganui is not a profound decision in itself, what is profound is that this decision was made by Wanganui residents in a referendum. This is real democracy at work." says Steve Baron, Founder of Better Democracy NZ. More >>


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