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information about the purpose and use of these
The New Zealand Health Trust
has been arguing against the proposed Trans Tasman Therapeutic
Goods agency since the idea was first put out by Medsafe.
Over that time we have become aware that there are many
others who, like us, are very concerned at the effect
this proposal will have on the natural health and medical
devices industries in New Zealand .
We are often at Parliament, speaking with the MP's and
officials and talking to media representatives showing
them why we oppose this plan and so far we have been
very successful in ensuring the Government cannot muster
the votes it needs to turn its proposal into law.
One of the questions we are always asked is who we are
speaking on behalf of. We know from talking to many of
you that you agree with the position we have taken but
unless we can demonstrate this to the MP's we face an
enormous battle to convince them how widespread the opposition
These support letters are designed to give you a voice
without you having to go the Wellington yourself and
tell the MP of your concerns and wishes.
than create an industry body and get caught up in the
time and administration that that involves to get a
majority decision on any issue – we have chosen
to simply ask those who support us on this issue to say
so in writing by using our support letters and then we
can copy these and give them to the MP's and other interested
parties (such as the media) to prove that the Ministers'
few friends in this industry do not speak for us all.
we do not speak up and show our numbers then the large
companies who are working with the Minister of Health
will succeed in claiming that they represent “75%
of this industry” as they have been doing.
New Zealand Health Trust will use these letters as set
out above and will keep them on file for this purpose.
You may withdraw a support letter you have given to us
at any time by verified notice in writing.
you have any queries click here to contact Dave Sloan
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