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Justice report highlights systemic racism and inequality

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 9:13 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcome two reports that speak to fixing our justice system so that systemic racism does not further hurt our Māori communities, and so that proper rehabilitation can occur. “We know Māori experience systemic racism from the moment ... More >>

Green Budget win backs public sector leadership on climate

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 1:10 pm | Green Party

The Greens in Government have today won a significant investment to help move the public sector estate onto clean, renewable energy, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw, said today. More >>

Draft bill will ensure informed referendum debate

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 3:42 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcome draft legislation for the cannabis referendum which will provide the information required for a constructive debate on a controlled, health-based approach to cannabis in New Zealand. More >>

Green Party welcome adoption of foreign donations policy

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 11:36 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcome a law change to help protect our democracy from the influence of powerful vested interests by banning foreign donations of more than $50, Justice spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman said today. “We believe in an open democracy with ... More >>

Green Party welcome Suicide Prevention Office

Wednesday, 27 November 2019, 10:05 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcome the opening of a Suicide Prevention Office that specifically focuses on driving down suicide rates in New Zealand. “Aotearoa New Zealand should be a country where no matter your postcode or background, there’s access to support ... More >>

Government overturning complete ban on prisoner voting a win

Saturday, 23 November 2019, 6:04 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcome the Government lifting a complete ban imposed by the previous National Government that stopped people in prison from casting a vote during elections. People in prison who are serving sentences of less than three years will be able ... More >>

ACC must show leadership on climate change

Thursday, 21 November 2019, 2:20 pm | Green Party

As the largest publicly owned investor in New Zealand, the ACC board should divest from fossil fuels, demonstrating our leadership role on climate change, Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick said today. More >>

APEC Bill overreaches on gun liberalisation

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 2:14 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is opposing a Bill that provides for expanded powers for NZ police and foreign security agents, including powers to import and use restricted guns during the APEC summit in 2021, spokesperson for Justice Golriz Ghahraman said today. More >>

OIA reforms mean more attention to cultural values

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 12:40 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcome proposed changes to the Overseas Investment Act (OIA) that will see stronger controls on applications by overseas interests to buy land for water bottling in New Zealand. More >>

Lifting incomes a priority: Green Party

Monday, 18 November 2019, 11:13 am | Green Party

The Green Party acknowledges the Government’s progress report on implementing the recommendations of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group, as highlighted by the Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni in a speech to the Child Poverty Action Group ... More >>

Green Party welcome Behrouz Boochani to New Zealand

Friday, 15 November 2019, 8:19 am | Green Party

The Green Party warmly welcome Behrouz Boochani to New Zealand from Manus Island. More >>

Schools energy efficiency package a Green win on climate

Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 2:06 pm | Green Party

This morning’s announcement of a $16m package for schools’ energy efficiency is part of the Green Party’s focus on reducing emissions, Green Party Energy Spokesperson Gareth Hughes said today. More >>

The US must not walk away from Paris agreement

Tuesday, 5 November 2019, 11:02 am | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader James Shaw has expressed his exasperation at the decision by the United States to officially withdraw from the Paris Agreement. “It is incomprehensible that a time where California is ablaze, the United States has pulled out of an Agreement ... More >>

Don’t just vote for an albatross - vote for the alba-boss

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 9:08 am | Green Party

After long deliberation the Green Party has announced it is backing Gibson’s albatross for New Zealand Bird of the Year 2019. More >>

Greens ensure vital human rights in new anti-terrorism law

Thursday, 24 October 2019, 10:31 am | Green Party

The Green Party has negotiated important civil liberties changes in the proposed Terrorism Suppression Bill which will now establish human rights and process safeguards. More >>

Fair Pay Agreements mean fairness at work – for everyone

Thursday, 17 October 2019, 1:48 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is pleased to see progress on Fair Pay Agreements, a crucial step towards greater fairness at work for everyone, with Minister Iain Lees-Galloway announcing consultation on a discussion document today. “Fair Pay Agreements are a crucial ... More >>

Welfare reform key to a just transition

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 10:59 am | Green Party

The Green Party has welcomed the Council of Trade Unions’ call for a people-led, people-focused response to climate change, including increasing benefit levels and implementing the recommendations of the Welfare Expert Advisory Group. More >>

Green Party responds to Government surplus announcement

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 11:12 am | Green Party

The Green Party has welcomed the government surplus announced yesterday as an opportunity to take stronger action on the critical issues New Zealanders face. More >>

Greens welcome end to discriminatory refugee ban

Friday, 4 October 2019, 11:00 am | Green Party

The Green Party have welcomed the Immigration Minister’s announcement that the Government will drop the discriminatory ‘family link’ policy that excluded refugees in Africa and the Middle East from New Zealand’s refugee quota unless they already ... More >>

Green Party agrees with core demands of the School Strike

Friday, 27 September 2019, 1:01 pm | Green Party

Today’s climate strike has shown the power of young people demanding more of their politicians and gives us hope for the future, Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said today. More >>

 

 

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