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Grainne Moss’ Resignation Welcome, It Must Pave Way For Māori Leadership At OT

Friday, 22 January 2021, 11:21 am | Green Party

The Green Party welcomes the resignation of Grainne Moss as Chief Executive of Oranga Tamariki. Green Party spokesperson for Children Jan Logie said today: “I welcome Grainne Moss’ decision to leave the role. “There is no denying that it is incredibly ... More >>

Worsening Housing Crisis Must Prompt Action

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 1:17 pm | Green Party

A growing public housing waiting list and continued increase of house prices must be urgently addressed by Government, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. Houses across the country are ballooning in value, meaning many homeowners are earning ... More >>

Greens: Electricity Market Reforms Needed

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 10:26 am | Green Party

The Electricity Authority’s finding that Meridian caused power prices to rise and extra fossil fuels to be burnt shows the need for renewed focus on electricity market reforms, the Green Party said today. “Power companies were supposed to be ... More >>

Ihumātao He Pūmautanga A Good First Step

Thursday, 17 December 2020, 12:15 pm | Green Party

The Green Party has welcomed today’s anouncement of an agreement for the future of land at Ihumātao as a good first step towards healing the historic injustice of land confiscation at the site. Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today: ... More >>

Economic Windfall Should Be Funnelled Straight Back Into Communities: Green Party

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 1:57 pm | Green Party

Following an economic forecast that shows Aotearoa strongly rebounding from COVID-19, and Crown accounts looking much healthier than expected, the Government should seriously consider taking the lead on economic stimulus and provide cash injection that will ... More >>

Green Party Respond To Royal Commission Report Into March 15 Terror Attack

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 2:18 pm | Green Party

The Green Party welcome the concluding report for the Royal Commission into the terror attack on a Christchurch mosque on March 15 2019. “First and foremost my thoughts and aroha are with the families and broader communities of those affected ... More >>

Government Should Fix COVID-19 Leave Loophole Before Summer Seasonal Work Starts

Friday, 4 December 2020, 8:30 am | Green Party

Green Party Spokesperson for Workplace Relations Jan Logie is calling on the Government to extend the COVID-19 Leave Support Scheme to anyone awaiting a COVID-19 test result, as more people start summer jobs without sick leave available to them. “Currently ... More >>

Green Party Sign On To International Campaign To #MakeAmazonPay

Friday, 4 December 2020, 8:26 am | Green Party

Green Party spokesperson on Human Rights and Foreign Affairs Golriz Ghahraman has signed on to a letter from law makers around the world, pledging to make Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos pay his debts to workers, communities and the planet. The international ... More >>

Green Party To Abstain From Tax Changes That Will Worsen House Crisis In Absence Of Tax On Assets

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 11:16 am | Green Party

The Green Party will abstain from a bill that will make slight changes to income tax brackets. This is because it is not complemented by a tax on asset wealth or capital gains, including assets held in trusts, which means it is likely to further ... More >>

Legal Drug Checking This Festival Season Will Help Protect Our Young People: Green Party

Tuesday, 1 December 2020, 12:09 pm | Green Party

The Green Party are glad to see urgent law changes to ensure legal drug checking services by this summer festival season. “The Greens have long called for this sensible approach to reduce drug harm at festivals, and delivered a 6200 strong petition ... More >>

Greens Call For Decent Working Conditions For All Horticulture Workers

Friday, 27 November 2020, 1:30 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to ensure all people working in horticulture are paid liveable wages and have access to quality accommodation. “While the Government’s move to require employers to pay a living wage to RSE workers is a step in the right ... More >>

Oranga Tamariki Head Should Question Whether She Has Trust Of Māori Communities

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 11:58 am | Green Party

“When considering whether to resign, Oranga Tamariki head Grainne Moss should question whether communities on the ground, particularly Māori, have trust and faith in her to do the job”, Green Party Māori Development spokesperson Dr Elizabeth ... More >>

Green Party Welcome Adrian Orr’s Full And Frank Advice On Tax

Thursday, 26 November 2020, 10:55 am | Green Party

We welcome Adrian Orr signalling that he will provide advice to the Finance Minister on fiscal measures, include tax changes, to cool the housing market, Green Party Finance spokesperson Julie Anne Genter said today. “Like many other experts, he ... More >>

Green Party Respond To Government Review Of Housing Settings

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 2:56 pm | Green Party

It is a positive step that the Government is looking at options to take the heat out of the housing market, and has written to the Reserve Bank to that effect, but they must be open to using all the tools available to them, Green Party Co-leader ... More >>

Reports Of Prisoner Abuse Show Need For Prisons Rethink And Independent Oversight

Tuesday, 24 November 2020, 10:51 am | Green Party

Reports of an asthmatic woman being bombed in her cell with pepper spray, being forced to lie face down on the ground to be fed, and having to show used sanitary items to guards to receive more, shows obscene human rights violations that need ... More >>

Green Party Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

Monday, 23 November 2020, 12:04 pm | Green Party

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More >>

Report Of Alleged War Crimes By ADF In Afghanistan Distressing Reminder Of The Need For Accountability And Transparency

Friday, 20 November 2020, 12:42 pm | Green Party

The Green Party strongly condemns the revelation of alleged war crimes by the Australian Defence Force in Afghanistan, with an alleged unlawful killing of 39 people by 25 Special Forces personnel. “My thoughts go to the Afghani community and the families ... More >>

Greens Commit To Ensuring Strong Oceans Protection This Term

Wednesday, 18 November 2020, 4:02 pm | Green Party

The Green Party will work with Labour this term to ensure better protections for our oceans, Green MP Eugenie Sage said today. Eugenie Sage is today accepting a 60,000 signature petition from the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition calling for an end to ... More >>

Auckland COVID-19 Case Shows Need For Extended Sick Leave Before Busy Christmas Period

Monday, 16 November 2020, 8:49 am | Green Party

The case of an Auckland city worker heading to work with COVID-19 symptoms shows the need for urgent extended sick leave, Green Party Workplace Relations spokesperson Jan Logie said today. “What has become abundantly clear during the COVID-19 pandemic ... More >>

Reserve Bank Policies Will Inevitably Heat Housing Market, Government Must Implement Tax Reform To Cool It Down

Thursday, 12 November 2020, 4:22 pm | Green Party

The Government must use levers to prevent further over-heating of the housing market, which will result from the Reserve Bank pumping another $28 billion into the economy in the form of cheap loans to banks. “Cheap bank loans are good for helping businesses, ... More >>