Most submissions want changes

Most submissions want changesClose to 90 per cent of the organisations making submissions on the Electoral Finance Bill have expressed concerns with at least some aspect of the troubled legislation.
But not everyone thinks the bill is deeply flawed and should…
[NZ Politics]

John Armstrong goes over some of the work Scrubone has done on analysing the Bill submission. At the end he summarises the positions of various groups. Note thedanger to Winston with the submissions of Grey Power.

[quote]THE ELECTORAL FINANCE BILL: THOSE FOR AND AGAINST

Who backs the bill and who doesn't: how the public submissions to Parliament's justice and electoral committee from various organisations and lobby groups line up.

STRONG BACKING FOR THE BILL
The Alliance.
Campaign Against Foreign Control of New Zealand.
Council of Trade Unions.
Labour Party.
Public Service Association.
Whitirea Community Law Centre.

SUPPORT INTENT OF BILL, BUT HAVE CONCERNS WITH SOME ASPECTS
Coalition for Open Government.
Caritas NZ.
Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union.
ECO.
Forum for Auckland Sustainable Transport.
Greenpeace.
Massey University Students' Association.
National Council of Women.
New Zealand Educational Institute.
NZ Federation of Voluntary Welfare Organisations.
NZ University Students Association.
Otago Polytechnic Students Association.
Post Primary Teachers Association.
Presbyterian Support.
Property Council of New Zealand.
Recruitment & Consulting Services Association.
Service Workers Union.
NZ Drug Foundation.

NO DECLARED POSITION ON BILL OVERALL, BUT HAVE CONCERNS WITH SOME ASPECTS
Press Council.
Council for International Development.
Internet Society.
Local Government New Zealand.
Meat Industry Association.
NZ Health Trust.
Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Forest&Bird.
NZ Medical Association.
Public Relations Institute.

STRONGLY OPPOSE BILL AND SEEKING MAJOR CHANGES
Albany Students Assocation.
Family First.
Grey Power Greymouth Association.
Sensible Sentencing Trust.
NZ Chambers of Commerce.
NZ Council of Victim Support Groups.
NZ Federation of Business and Professional Women.
Manufacturers' Association.
Pharmacy Guild.
Anti-Vivisection Society.
Council of Licensed Firearms Owners.
West Lynn Garden Society.
Business Hutt Valley Ltd.
Grey Power Christchurch.
Grey Power Whangarei.

STRONGLY OPPOSE BILL AND WANT IT SCRAPPED , WITHDRAWN IN CURRENT FORM, OR SUBSTANTIALLY REWRITTEN
Law Society.
Act.
Maxim Institute.
Business NZ.
Cosmetic Toilet & Fragrance Association.
Direct Selling Association.
Employment and Manufacturers Association (Central).
Employment and Mnaufacturers Association (Northern).
Federated Farmers.
Greenhouse Policy Coalition.
Hospitality Association.
Human Rights Commission.
Insurance Council.
Kyoto Forestry Association.
Norml.
Libertarianz.
Whangamata Ratepayers.
Council for Infrastructure Development.
Retailers Association.
Warkworth Grey Power.
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