Greenpeace welcomes the Green Party's Lobbying Disclosure Bill as an important step to bringing better transparency and public disclosure to the political process. Greenpeace believes that it is vital that the public have full confidence in both the integrity of those elected to Parliamentary office and the system that shapes public policy. Indeed, it is necessary to ensure that Government is there to serve the best interests of our society, our culture and our environment.
Greenpeace New Zealand advocates for progressive policies to protect our environment, our endangered wildlife and for action to tackle climate change, as well as promoting science based solutions.
Our access to Parliament is always through the front door, and our objectives always evident in our public communications. If this Bill is passed, then it will shine a much needed spotlight on the way that Government policy is sometimes influenced and just how far the tentacles of corporate interest reach in influencing the decisions that affect us all.