“The Government’s move to ditch departure cards is a positive step that will improve New Zealanders’ lives”, says ACT Leader David Seymour.
“Departure cards are outdated and getting rid of them moves us into the digital age.
“The fact that 100,000 hours will be saved by the move shows just how burdensome some red tape can be.
“As with departure cards, regulation easily becomes obsolete and fails to keep up with technology.
“The Government should be evaluating the performance and impacts of regulations and identifying and removing those that are no longer fit-for-purpose.
“Reducing the burden of red tape is an important factor in creating a competitive and productive economy and improving our living standards.”