Consultation document

The consultation document supports you to have your say on how we can make the Act and Code better.

What does the consultation document cover?

The consultation document provides background on the review, the issues we’ve identified and what we’re already doing.

It focusses on five topics:

  • Supporting better and equitable complaint resolution; 
  • Making the Act and the Code more effective for, and responsive to the needs of, Māori;
  • Making the Act and the Code work better for tāngata whaikaha | disabled people;
  • Considering options for a right of appeal of HDC decisions; and
  • Minor and technical improvements. 

For each topic, we ask for your feedback on:

  • Whether the main issues we are seeking to address have been covered;
  • Our suggestions for changing the Act and the Code, and their potential positive and negative impacts; and
  • Any other changes we should consider. 

You can answer as many questions as you want. Feedback can be as simple as a few words or a more in-depth response.

How to make a submission

Different options

The summary consultation document sets out all the consultation questions and covers the most relevant information for each topic. The summary consultation document is available in a range of accessible formats: New Zealand Sign Language, Easy Read, audio, large print and braille. It is also available in both English and te reo Māori. 

The full consultation document provides more information to help you have your say, including suggestions for revised draft Code wording. The full document is available in these accessible formats: audio and large print. It is also available in both English and te reo Māori.

Read the consultation document

New Zealand sign language