New Manufacturing Inquiry website to take submissions

Posted on October 26, 2012 by admin in News

The leaders of four political parties are calling on New Zealanders to find out more about the joint-Parliamentary inquiry on manufacturing and make submissions by visiting the new website.

The Labour Party, the Green Party, New Zealand First and MANA are holding a Parliamentary inquiry into manufacturing and are now taking submissions on this important issue.

David Shearer, Russel Norman, Winston Peters and Hone Harawira believe that real change and new ideas are needed to protect and grow manufacturing in New Zealand, and that the National Government has failed to provide any leadership on this issue.

The parties invite submissions from all people with an interest in manufacturing.

We are particularly interested to learn from the personal experiences of workers and businesspeople and experts in the manufacturing sector and hear their ideas on how government can give manufacturing the support it deserves.

More information can be found at www.manufacturinginquiry.org.nz.

The Committee will hold hearings of oral submissions in several cities in early December.

Written submissions and requests to present oral submissions can be sent by email to manufacturinginquiry@parliament.govt.nz or via the form on the submissions page. The deadline for written submissions is November 30th.

For further information please contact:
Miles Erwin, Labour Party press secretary, 021 569 715
Andrew Campbell, Green Party communications director, 021 243 8573
Amy Hodgkinson, New Zealand First media advisor, 021 243 7255
Malcolm Mulholland, MANA media advisor 027 765 6380.