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Ministers exclude emissions from ‘environment reporting'

Monday, 30 March 2015, 3:40 pm | Green Party

The National Party Government has today revealed that the national environmental report topics for this year will, incredibly, exclude New Zealand’s greenhouse gas emissions, the Green Party said today. “The topics, vetted by the Minister ... More >>

Government ignores concerns about deep sea drilling

Monday, 30 March 2015, 11:12 am | Green Party

The Government’s block offer announcement of an area almost twice the size of New Zealand and including the home of the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin and other protected conservation areas is further evidence of how out of touch they’ve ... More >>

Tide has turned on National after Northland nightmare

Saturday, 28 March 2015, 8:56 pm | Green Party

Tide has turned on National after Northland nightmare The National Party’s loss in the Northland by-election is proof that the tide has turned on an increasingly out of touch Government, says the Green Party. “The tide has turned on National,” ... More >>

Green Party welcomes IGIS inquiry into GCSB

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 3:47 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is pleased the Inspector General of the Intelligence and Security (IGIS) has confirmed that she will be undertaking an inquiry following a complaint from the Green Party into the actions of the Government Communication Security Bureau ... More >>

Govt’s R&D experiment has failed

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 2:20 pm | Green Party

The National Government’s research and development (R&D) strategy has failed, with no growth in the proportion of businesses investing in R&D since its first year in office, the Green Party said today. More >>

TPPA leak proves foreign corporations can sue New Zealand

Thursday, 26 March 2015, 1:45 pm | Green Party

National appears to be giving foreign corporations extra rights to sue governments if they legislate to act in the national interest, says the Green Party. More >>

Govt must rule out selling state homes to developers

Tuesday, 24 March 2015, 11:45 am | Green Party

The Government must rule out selling state homes for private developers to profit from, the Green Party said today. “The Government looks set to sell off these assets to property developers, and then pay the same developers to house low income tenants ... More >>

State house sell-off puts people at mercy of speculators

Monday, 23 March 2015, 11:01 am | Green Party

The Government’s grand state house sell-off will pit the welfare of the most vulnerable Kiwis against the profit motives of big business, as good community organisations refuse to have a bar of the extreme housing reforms, the Green Party says. More >>

Spy agencies used for personal gain, again

Monday, 23 March 2015, 10:25 am | Green Party

New Zealand’s spy agencies are once again being used to further the personal ambitions of Cabinet Ministers, the Green Party said today. More >>

Govt out of step with PM’s own science advisor on obesity

Friday, 20 March 2015, 2:29 pm | Green Party

The Government’s hands-off approach to childhood obesity is out of step with the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor who, in another role, recommends a ban on the marketing of junk food to kids, a ban on junk food at schools, and has given ... More >>

Government failing sexual violence victims

Friday, 20 March 2015, 10:14 am | Green Party

Victims of sexual violence are waiting hundreds of days, and in the worst examples thousands, for their cases to be resolved by the justice system, the Green Party revealed today. Information obtained from the Minister of Justice’s office shows ... More >>

Government must immediately act on damning report

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 12:35 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Minister of Police to immediately establish an independent taskforce to implement and enforce changes in police culture in the wake of a damming report from the Independent Police Complaints Authority’s (IPCA) into ... More >>

Super Fund should divest $140 million in high risk coal

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 12:05 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the New Zealand Super Fund to divest their $140 million investment in coal companies that are vulnerable to becoming financially stranded according to a damning new report from Oxford University. The Smith School of Enterprise ... More >>

Govt cut-backs hit families of children with disabilities

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 10:57 am | Green Party

The Green Party is demanding an urgent explanation from the Government about why the number of disability allowances for children has been slashed, despite the number of children with disabilities increasing. The Child Poverty Action Group’s (CPAG) ... More >>

Sad day as PM votes against feeding hungry kids

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 9:23 pm | Green Party

John Key and the National Government showed their true colours today, voting against a Bill to feed hungry kids in New Zealand schools, the Green Party said. More >>

Six years on Government still denying Cantabrians democracy

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 5:01 pm | Green Party

National is attempting to control local government in Canterbury, and is denying its people the right to make their own decisions, the Green Party said today. More >>

Government won’t back farmers working hard to improve water

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 4:06 pm | Green Party

Prime Minister John Key needs to back the farmers who are working hard for water quality, and join Waikato Federated Farmers’ call for a moratorium on dairy conversions in order to assess the impact on the environment, the Green Party said today. “Just ... More >>

Growing current account deficit shows need to diversify

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 1:56 pm | Green Party

The growing Current Account Deficit is driven, in part, by falling dairy prices and shows why New Zealand needs to diversify its economy, the Green Party said today. More >>

Constraining public sector pay is the real objective of Bill

Wednesday, 18 March 2015, 10:56 am | Green Party

The real objective of the Remuneration Authority Amendment Bill is to use the public backlash against MPs’ pay rises to constrain the pay of public sector workers, the Green Party said today. “It became clear in the debate over this rushed law ... More >>

National’s motorway bribes won’t help Northland

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 5:33 pm | Green Party

Bringing forward the start date on the Puhoi to Wellsford motorway will not help Northland or the rest of country that will have to pay for it, the Green Party said today. More >>

 

 

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