What will happen once Parliament passes the Bill?

The End of Life Choice Act was passed by Parliament in 2019 and confirmed by the people in referendum at the 2020 election. This sequence allowed Parliament to debate and fine tune a proposed law, and the people to have the final say about whether it should become law.

We propose the same process for the Treaty Principles Act. This law should be passed by Parliament with the usual process of debate, public submissions, and more debate, then subject to a yes or no vote by the public at large.

New Zealanders, interest groups, and political parties would have the opportunity to persuade the public to vote yes or no in the lead up to a nationwide vote.