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ANZ needs to look after workers after another super profit

Friday, 31 October 2014, 11:37 am | Green Party

The ANZ bank needs to acknowledge the super profits it makes are coming at the expense of its workers, the Green Party said today. Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) 2014 full year results show a lift in performance for ANZ New Zealand, ... More >>

Worker’s rights dealt severe blow with Bill’s passing

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 8:58 pm | Green Party

The passing of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill is another blow to workers' rights in New Zealand, the Green Party said today. More >>

RBNZ U-turn shows monetary settings were wrong

Thursday, 30 October 2014, 11:03 am | Green Party

The Reserve Bank’s U-turn on interest rates today shows monetary policy settings were wrong and New Zealanders have suffered unnecessarily through the loss of jobs and having to pay higher interest rates, the Green Party said today. More >>

Roast Busters case highlights systemic failure

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 4:00 pm | Green Party

The decision by the Police not to prosecute in the ‘Roast Busters’ case shows the need for a judicial overhaul of sexual violence cases, said the Green Party today. More >>

National has chance to show leadership on limos

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:20 pm | Green Party

The National Party has the opportunity to show leadership by transitioning our vehicle fleet towards renewable electricity when a new contract to supply Government limousines for VIPs goes to tender next month, the Green Party said today. More >>

All Auckland transport options should be considered

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 11:16 am | Green Party

All options for meeting Auckland’s transport needs should be considered, including reprioritising the transport budget away from wasteful spending on motorways, the Green Party said today. More >>

Another report highlights Govt failure on child poverty

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 9:34 am | Green Party

An international report measuring the impact of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) on child poverty rates, showing children in New Zealand have done worse than children in other countries, is further proof the Government needs to urgently take additional ... More >>

James Shaw’s Maiden Speech

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 8:01 pm | Green Party

I would like to take this opportunity to speak a little of the past, the present and the future. More >>

Bartlett case means Govt must act on equal pay

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 12:41 pm | Green Party

Bartlett case means Govt must act on equal pay The Court of Appeal victory for Lower Hutt caregiver, Kristine Bartlett demonstrates that both the Government and employers have been ignoring and not fully implementing equal pay law, the Green Party said ... More >>

Greens urge Govt to help eradicate polio

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:47 pm | Green Party

On World Polio Day, the Green Party is urging the National Government to resume funding for polio eradication. The New Zealand Government stopped contributing to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 2010. More >>

National’s failed commodities export strategy exposed

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:34 pm | Green Party

National’s strategy to rely on commodities such as milk powder and logs has been exposed in the September trade figures released today, the Green Party said. More >>

Power price rises more than double the inflation rate

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:04 pm | Green Party

Power prices have risen at more than double the inflation rate since National took office, showing National’s hands-off approach to the electricity market is a failure, the Green Party said today. More >>

Green Party expresses sympathy for Canadian shooting victims

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 11:43 am | Green Party

The Green Party expressed its solidarity with Canadians and the Canadian Parliament today, offering its sympathy for family and friends of the soldier killed in the attack. More >>

EPA finds Shell Oil illegally drilled two wells

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 6:50 pm | Green Party

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has concluded that Shell Todd Oil Services (STOS) broke the law by drilling two wells without a marine consent off the coast of Taranaki, the Green Party said today. More >>

Aucklanders’ train use shows they need City Rail Link now

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 1:10 pm | Green Party

News that Aucklanders overtook Wellingtonians as the biggest train users is further evidence the Government needs to start work on the Auckland City Rail Link now, the Green Party said today. More >>

Key incompetent or misleading over war coalition meeting

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 11:33 am | Green Party

Analysis released by the Green Party shows multiple international news organisations were reporting on United States President Barack Obama’s attendance at an ISIS war coalition meeting at Andrews Air Force Base up to twelve hours before the meeting ... More >>

Metiria Turei to lead fight on feeding hungry children

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 11:15 am | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. Mrs Turei, who leads the Green Party’s work on child poverty, will pick up Mr Harawira’s ... More >>

Turei: Address in reply speech, 21 October 2014

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 4:27 pm | Green Party

The other day I had a moment of genuine inspiration while watching The Paul Henry Show. Clearly, this was a unique moment. Paul and I get along, but to tell you the truth the most inspiring thing about his show is usually the urge I get to change ... More >>

Refreshed Green Party portfolios reflect emphasis on big issues

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 2:02 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has today begun the new Parliamentary term with a refreshed caucus and portfolio list focussed around leading on the two most important issues facing New Zealand and the world – Inequality and Climate Change. More >>

New Analysis Shows Government Cut Tertiary Education Funding

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 12:41 pm | Green Party

New analysis done by the Green Party today shows the Government has made cuts to funding of tertiary education since 2008. More >>



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