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Drug addiction to be treated like a health issue

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 10:33 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcome today’s plan to address the synthetic drugs crisis and broader addiction problems in Aotearoa New Zealand. More >>

Less suffering for Kiwis as medicinal cannabis passes

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 4:53 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the passage of medicinal cannabis legislation that provides certainty and clarity to patients and their whānau. “This is a huge day for New Zealanders in pain and suffering who’ve been denied the only medicine that works ... More >>

Firework petition at Parliament

Tuesday, 11 December 2018, 8:58 am | Green Party

“Almost 18,000 people have signed a petition to say they would like to see the Government pass legislation which prohibits the dangerous private sale of fireworks and licensing for public fireworks displays. More >>

Kids need feeding now, let’s fund more food in schools

Monday, 10 December 2018, 11:48 am | Green Party

A report showing one in five New Zealand children don’t have enough food should prompt urgent action to roll out a national strategy for free food in schools, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. More >>

Green Party welcome proactive release of Ministerial diaries

Monday, 10 December 2018, 8:59 am | Green Party

The Green Party warmly welcome Government Ministers proactively releasing their Ministerial diaries from February 2019. More >>

Stigma around mental ill health and applying for work

Saturday, 8 December 2018, 12:57 pm | Green Party

Green Party investigation shows wide spread stigma around mental ill health and applying for work More >>

Green Party welcome Tomorrow Schools Taskforce report

Friday, 7 December 2018, 12:14 pm | Green Party

The Green Party are welcoming the report by the Tomorrow Schools Independent Taskforce and are excited by the transformative, systemic changes that it recommends. More >>

Report recommends compassionate approach to mental health

Tuesday, 4 December 2018, 12:07 pm | Green Party

The Green Party have welcomed the report into mental health and addiction, and urge the Government to move quickly and implement the findings before more New Zealanders are harmed. More >>

Housing NZ must ensure victims have a place to call home

Monday, 3 December 2018, 10:18 am | Green Party

The Green Party has welcomed victims of the meth testing debacle receiving compensation before Christmas, but is calling on Housing NZ to ensure that anyone displaced from the debacle is provided with a safe place to call home. More >>

Greens welcome progress on medicinal cannabis legislation

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:22 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has negotiated to achieve substantial improvements to Medicinal Cannabis legislation which provide certainty and clarity to patients and their whānau. More >>

Bill on Country of Origin Food Labelling passes into law

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 8:42 am | Green Party

A Green Party member’s bill that allows New Zealanders to know where their food comes was passed almost unanimously by Parliament today, Green Party MP Gareth Hughes has announced. More >>

Green Party calls to allow people in prison to vote

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 5:13 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Justice Minister to ensure improved prisoner rehabilitation and integration by allowing people in prison to cast their vote during elections. More >>

Green Party welcome review of bullying and harassment

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 12:44 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcome an external review into bullying and harassment of staff and contractors at Parliament. More >>

Breach of Privileges Committee ruling disappointing

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 12:07 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is concerned that information made public by the National Party report into the leaking of Simon Bridges’s travel expenses has allowed the identification of two journalists based on information that should have been kept confidential. More >>

HomeFit a step towards Warrant of Fitness for homes

Monday, 19 November 2018, 4:16 pm | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader, Marama Davidson HomeFit a step towards Warrant of Fitness for homes says Green Party The Green Party’s spokesperson on Housing, Marama Davidson, has welcomed a new initiative to improve the quality of housing in Aotearoa New Zealand. ... More >>

Green Party celebrate passing of oil and gas bill

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 7:18 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating the passing of the Crown Minerals Amendment Bill, ensuring we are act meaningfully to address climate change in Aotearoa. More >>

Parliament must take historic opportunity on drug policy

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 11:15 am | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on Parliament to take heed of the latest independent report calling for a harm reduction approach to drugs, while the synthetic cannabis crisis continues to grip the country. A report released today, commissioned by the ... More >>

Green Party welcome investment in education

Sunday, 4 November 2018, 2:16 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes funding for an additional 600 coordinators in schools to assist teachers with students who have additional needs. More >>

Fireworks belong in public displays not pop-up shops

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 10:49 am | Green Party

The Green Party has written to the Environment select committee asking for it to consult the public on banning the private sale and use of fireworks. More >>

Green Party: Time for New Zealand to promote peace not war

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 9:06 am | Green Party

Instead of hosting US-style weapons expos like that being held in Palmerston North, New Zealand could be a world leader in peace mediation, humanitarian work and neutrality like Norway, Switzerland and Finland, Green Party Defence spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman ... More >>

 

 

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