Evaluating and reviewing New Zealand’s ‘endgame’ legislation

January 2023: New Zealand
Consultation response

New Zealand plans extremely ambitious or reckless new laws, but has no plan to evaluate the impact. This is a short response to a Ministry of Health consultation on the proposed Smoking Tobacco Regime.

My main point is that there is no proposal for monitoring, evaluation and review. This is necessary to capture and assess predictable unintended consequences and to ensure the regime functions in the public interest – and to change it if necessary.

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