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ACC Minister must help sexual violence survivors

Monday, 30 May 2016, 2:05 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on ACC Minister Nikki Kaye to remove the obligation for sexual violence survivors to be diagnosed with a mental illness before being allowed additional ACC-funded counselling. More >>

Creative accounting can’t hide DOC budget cuts

Monday, 30 May 2016, 12:03 pm | Green Party

National needs to admit it has cut funding to the Department of Conservation (DOC), rather than spin the facts and hide from its decision to claw back core conservation funding, the Green Party said today. More >>

More money, not lip service, needed

Monday, 30 May 2016, 11:35 am | Green Party

The Freshwater Improvement Fund of just $10 million a year is a drop in the bucket of what is needed to make our rivers safe for swimming, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt must stop blaming and start building

Monday, 30 May 2016, 9:22 am | Green Party

Auckland's housing crisis will never be fixed unless the Government stops blaming the Council and starts taking the steps it can to solve it, the Green Party says. More >>

Budget comment: Arts funding down in Budget

Sunday, 29 May 2016, 3:39 pm | Green Party

New analysis shows that while some arts organisations have benefitted from Budget 2016, others have lost out and overall arts and culture funding has fallen $217.5 million behind where it needs to be to keep up with rising costs since National came ... More >>

Budget 2016 opts for future tax cuts over real investment

Friday, 27 May 2016, 12:01 pm | Green Party

The Government has clearly signalled that tax cuts next year are more important than trying to fix the big issues we’re facing today, like the housing crisis, the Green Party said today. More >>

Freshwater Improvement Fund can also be used to pollute

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:54 am | Green Party

The Government’s Freshwater Improvement Fund, announced in the Budget, will do little to make New Zealand’s rivers safe to swim in because the money can be used to fund irrigation schemes that will ultimately harm the environment, the Green Party ... More >>

State-house shambles in Invercargill

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:39 am | Green Party

News that the only potential buyer for 348 state houses in Invercargill has pulled out of the deal is another blow to the Government’s flawed plan to rid itself of responsibility of state homes and their tenants, the Green Party said today. More >>

Scrapping two-for-one in ETS not enough to save our climate

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 5:11 pm | Green Party

National's Budget has failed for the eighth year in a row to do anything meaningful to protect the climate, with its scrapping of the dodgy two-for-one carbon credit scheme unlikely to significantly reduce our emissions, the Green Party said today. More >>

Government cuts Warm-Up programme that saves lives

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:40 pm | Green Party

National has cut home insulation funding to its lowest ever level in Budget 2016, which will leave thousands of people shivering in their houses again this winter, the Green Party said today More >>

Shock school funding freeze means parents pay more

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:18 pm | Green Party

Parents up and down the country will have to pay more for their child’s education, following the National Government’s surprise budget move to freeze funding for schools’ operational grants, the Green Party said today. More >>

Budget catches National not caring

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:12 pm | Green Party

The Government’s visionless budget has failed to deliver the big solutions to the housing crisis and climate change New Zealanders want and instead is plastering over the cracks, says the Green Party. More >>

Budget cuts continue National’s miserly underfunding of DOC

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 4:10 pm | Green Party

The 2016 Budget continues the National Government’s disgraceful underfunding of the Department of Conservation (DOC) and puts our precious flora and fauna at risk, the Green Party said today. More >>

Green Party Co-leader James Shaw's 2016 Budget Speech

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 3:28 pm | Green Party

Mr Speaker, when New Zealanders needed homes, the Government has given us toilets. More >>

Will National’s eighth budget finally show some vision?

Thursday, 26 May 2016, 10:47 am | Green Party

The Green Party is hoping National’s eighth budget today will address the great challenges of our time, and not just be another exercise in papering over the cracks in New Zealand society, economy and the environment. More >>

National’s latest short-sighted housing scheme

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 2:59 pm | Green Party

Paula Bennett’s announcement today that homeless New Zealanders will be offered up to $5000 to move out of Auckland is a sign of a Minister under enormous pressure, and a government that’s flailing over the housing crisis, the Green Party said ... More >>

Greens want strong leadership on housing in Budget 2016

Wednesday, 25 May 2016, 11:11 am | Green Party

Tomorrow’s Budget needs to announce a new, transformative plan to fix the housing crisis, the Green Party said today. More >>

Bridges and viewing platforms among unsafe DOC structures

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 4:22 pm | Green Party

Government underfunding of DoC has led to suspension bridges, viewing platforms, and other structures on our Great Walks becoming either unsafe or in serious need of repair, the Green Party says. More >>

Greens launch Safer, Cleaner Freight policy

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 12:36 pm | Green Party

The Green Party today announced a plan to get half of New Zealand’s freight moving by rail and sea within 10 years, and dramatically reduce the number of dangerous trucks clogging up New Zealand’s roads. More >>

Paula Bennett’s housing denial a threat to New Zealand

Tuesday, 24 May 2016, 10:30 am | Green Party

Paula Bennett and her Government colleagues’ continual denial that there’s a housing crisis is the number one impediment to solving our country’s housing issues, the Green Party said today. More >>



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