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Govt must listen to public on climate change action

Monday, 25 May 2015, 1:14 pm | Green Party

Government must listen to public on climate change action The Green Party is today calling for the Government to listen to the hundreds of people who called for real climate action at the Government’s own climate change consultation meetings so ... More >>

Why are we paying climate polluters $31m to pollute?

Sunday, 24 May 2015, 1:28 pm | Green Party

Why are we paying climate polluters $31m to pollute? Figures in National’s 2015 Budget revealing that nearly $31 million is being spent on increasing greenhouse emissions show just how much the emissions trading scheme (ETS) is unfair to New ... More >>

Environmental protection the winner on the day

Friday, 22 May 2015, 4:47 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating a victory for the environment, as John Key admits lack of support from other political parties has halted plans to gut the principles of the Resource Management Act. More >>

MPs announce cross-party working group on LGBTI rights

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:52 pm | Green Party

Pink Shirt Day is the perfect time for politicians of all stripes to launch a cross-party LGBTI working group. MPs put aside their differences today and donned pink shirts to take a stand against the bullying of LGBTI people in New Zealand. The group has ... More >>

Conservation funding cuts a sad way to mark biodiversity day

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:39 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is disappointed that Budget 2015 continues Government cuts to conservation spending, increasing the risks to our native species. The Department of Conservation’s operational funding has been cut by $8.7million down from a budgeted $352million ... More >>

Greens support Budget moves to protect biodiversity

Friday, 22 May 2015, 11:03 am | Green Party

The Green Party will support the new levies on international passengers to protect New Zealand’s biosecurity, announced in Budget 2015. “New Zealand’s biosecurity is vital to our agricultural and tourism sectors, not to mention our natural environment, ... More >>

Reduced spend on refugees undermines resettlement

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 6:12 pm | Green Party

Government is cutting $1.5million from essential refugee services, potentially stranding vulnerable refugees overseas, the Green Party said today. More >>

National’s police cuts risk community safety

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 6:10 pm | Green Party

National’s police cuts risk community safety Real cuts to Police funding will leave our communities more vulnerable to crime, the Green Party said today. Budget 2015 sees further long-term cuts to police spending. Police spending peaked in 2010 and ... More >>

Nasty cuts to Kiwisaver show young NZers are fair game

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 5:56 pm | Green Party

Government moves to axe the $1000 Kiwisaver kick-start show that the Government has abandoned young New Zealanders, the Green Party says. More >>

Metiria Turei’s 2015 Budget Speech: The abandoned generation

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 3:25 pm | Green Party

Mr Speaker Today John Key could have kept his promise to reduce child poverty. More >>

Today’s Budget still no solution to child poverty

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 3:06 pm | Green Party

Today’s Budget is still no solution to child poverty, the Green Party said. “John Key could have kept his promise to tackle child poverty, but he chose instead to do the bare minimum,” Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said. More >>

Govt must guarantee homes built on Crown land are affordable

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 10:35 am | Green Party

21 May 2015 Govt must guarantee 100% of homes built on Crown land are affordable More >>

Taxpayer funded captioning gives broadcasters a free pass

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 1:15 pm | Green Party

Increasing taxpayer funding to captioning is letting profitable broadcasters off the hook from their responsibilities, said the Green Party today. More >>

The abandoned generations poised to be left out of budget

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 11:00 am | Green Party

National’s admission it will break its promise to reduce child poverty in tomorrow’s budget is the latest sign that the National Government has abandoned New Zealanders under 40, the Green Party says. “New Zealanders aged under 40 have been abandoned ... More >>

Government must put bees first

Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 10:52 am | Green Party

20 May 2015 Government must put bees first The Environmental Protection Agency needs to apply the precautionary principle and stop the use of pesticides containing neonicotinoids due to the detrimental affect they have on New Zealand’s bees, the Green party ... More >>

Greens welcome ‘locked-gate’ policy on Taranaki dump farms

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 11:00 am | Green Party

The Green Party has welcomed news that New Plymouth District Council will implement a ‘locked gate’ policy which prevents farmers from grazing cows on oil industry dump sites until the soil has been tested and declared safe. More >>

‘Oliver Twist’ poverty measure excuse for breaking promise

Tuesday, 19 May 2015, 9:56 am | Green Party

John Key has completely invented a new poverty measure that drastically underestimates the extent of child poverty, presumably to avoid taking meaningful action in this week’s budget, the Green Party says. In the last week John Key has put the number ... More >>

PM must come clean on link to gossip queen’s hit-job

Monday, 18 May 2015, 2:55 pm | Green Party

John Key is refusing to rule out having spoken with gossip columnist Rachel Glucina, in the days before and after her front page hit job on the woman who complained about the Prime Minister pulling her hair, the Green Party says. More >>

John Key selective with facts on capital gains tax advice

Monday, 18 May 2015, 11:51 am | Green Party

Both the IRD and the Treasury have produced previous advice supporting a capital gains tax, including advice about bright line tests – advice that conflicts with John Key’s statement today that National’s about-face on a capital gains tax ... More >>

Government finally beginning to see sense on capital gains

Sunday, 17 May 2015, 1:04 pm | Green Party

Government finally beginning to see sense on capital gains The Green Party is congratulating the Government for beginning to see sense on a capital gains tax, but is warning that limiting it to properties sold within two years of purchase doesn’t go far ... More >>

 

 

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