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Govt Must Wipe Debt To MSD As Part Of 'Cost Of Living’ Response

Monday, 1 August 2022, 5:19 am | Green Party

The Government needs to clear the debt that MSD has forced hundreds of thousands of low income people to take on, says the Green Party. The Government’s ‘Cost of Living Payment’ will begin on 1 August for those earning less than $70,000, ... More >>

NZ First Foundation Loophole Must Be Closed At Select Committee

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 3:07 pm | Green Party

The Government must use the opportunity of the Electoral Amendment Bill in Parliament to close the loophole in the political donations regime, the Green Party says. “We need to get big money out of politics, and the Government has the opportunity to ... More >>

Wider Scope For Birth Injuries Bill Celebrated

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 6:23 am | Green Party

Thanks to political pressure from the Green Party and the more than 900 personal stories of birth injury and trauma delivered to Minister Sepuloni, more injuries have been added to the ACC birth injuries bill. “Thanks to the many brave people ... More >>

Greens Back Taihoa Call On Oranga Tamariki Bill

Wednesday, 27 July 2022, 1:07 pm | Green Party

The Green Party will be voting against the Oranga Tamariki oversight bill as it comes up for second reading in Parliament today. “It’s time for the Government to listen to the experts and hit pause on this seriously flawed legislation,” says ... More >>

Statement On Green Party Co-leader Election Dr Elizabeth Kerekere

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 9:55 am | Green Party

The whole Green caucus was surprised by the decision of our AGM to re-open nominations for the co-leader role, previously held by the Hon. James Shaw. Like many of my fellow MPs, I received many messages following the AGM; asking me to stand and some members ... More >>

Delegates At The Green Party AGM Have Voted To Re-open Nominations For Co-leader

Saturday, 23 July 2022, 6:57 pm | Green Party

Delegates at the AGM of the Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand have voted to retain Marama Davidson as Green Party co-leader and to re-open nominations for the other co-leader position. Co-leaders of the Green Party are elected every year at the party’s ... More >>

Greens Call For Overhaul Of ‘Double Standards’ In Investor Category Visa

Wednesday, 20 July 2022, 6:43 pm | Green Party

The Government is allowing wealthy individuals to ‘purchase’ residency while entrenching a system that keeps low-waged workers on a precarious and temporary status, the Green Party says. “The Government is essentially maintaining its open door ... More >>

Accessible Elections A Step Closer, Thanks To The Greens

Wednesday, 20 July 2022, 1:03 pm | Green Party

The Election Access Fund established by a Green Party members’ bill opened for submissions this week, showing positive progress towards more accessible elections. Originally drafted by former Green MP Mojo Mathers, the Members’ Bill was picked ... More >>

New Evidence Boosts Case For Urgent Pay Transparency Reform

Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 12:53 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the Government to pass legislation to increase pay transparency, saying it is an urgent step that needs to be taken in response to shocking new evidence that most of the pay gap for Pacific, Māori, and other ethnic minorities ... More >>

Green Party AGM To Move Online

Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 9:38 am | Green Party

The Green Party has made the decision to move its 2022 AGM online. Members of the party will not be gathering in Christchurch this weekend. The following can be attributed to the co-leaders of the Green Party, Marama Davidson and James Shaw. “From the ... More >>

Inquiry Reveals Thousands Of Students Living In Poverty

Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 5:14 am | Green Party

The Government must lift student incomes now, says the Green Party, as new evidence shows thousands of students are living in poverty, with many struggling to pay rent and put food on the table. “Everyone in this country deserves to live a life of ... More >>

Bold Solutions Needed To Ease Inflation Pressures

Monday, 18 July 2022, 5:21 pm | Green Party

Action is needed to address the inequality crisis and support New Zealanders on the lowest incomes, the Green Party says. “Lower-income families who spend the majority of their income covering the essentials like food and rent, are the most ... More >>

Free Public Transport Better For Climate And Inequality

Sunday, 17 July 2022, 5:34 pm | Green Party

The Green Party is on board with the extension of half-price public transport, but once again calls on the Government to go further and make public transport free - for good. “We can respond to the climate and inequality crises together by prioritising ... More >>

Alcohol Action Is Suicide Prevention - MPs Must Act

Friday, 15 July 2022, 9:32 am | Green Party

Evidence published today showing that acute alcohol use is a factor in more than a quarter of suicides in New Zealand is a shocking wakeup call and politicians must respond, the Green Party says. The study – which was published today in the New ... More >>

Greens Demand Answers As Crown Agency Backs Deep Sea Mining

Thursday, 14 July 2022, 4:24 pm | Green Party

Banning deep-sea mining is more urgent than ever following the news that a New Zealand Crown Research Institute, NIWA is set to support what could easily become a damaging mining project in the Pacific Ocean. “Once again, we call on the Government to ... More >>

Free Masks A Green Win

Thursday, 14 July 2022, 1:52 pm | Green Party

Following pressure from the Green Party, the Government has announced that medical masks will be available free for everyone, with N95 masks free for those most at-risk. “As the Prime Minister has rightly been saying, masks are essential to keeping ... More >>

Government Must Focus On The Underlying Causes Of Crime To Combat Gang Violence

Wednesday, 13 July 2022, 1:03 pm | Green Party

We need action to address the underlying causes of crime, not more of the same simplistic solutions that we know do not work and risk harming communities, the Green Party says. “Everybody deserves to live a life free of crime- and people deserve better ... More >>

Greens Say Fuel Tax Cut Could Have Saved Regional Passenger Rail, Reduce Fossil Fuel Reliance

Tuesday, 12 July 2022, 4:03 pm | Green Party

For the cost of cutting taxes to petrol for three months, the Government could have ensured the future of a transformational increase to passenger rail services between Wellington, the Wairarapa and Manawatū, says the Green Party. The Green Party has ... More >>

Taxing Drug Revenue Would Mean Drug Reform

Sunday, 10 July 2022, 1:09 pm | Green Party

If ACT is serious about taxing illicit drug revenue then let’s talk about drug reform, the Green Party says. Speaking on Newshub Nation this weekend, David Seymour suggested that ACT wants to find out where drug revenue is coming from and tax it. ... More >>

Green Party Calls On PM To Stop Deep Sea Mining

Sunday, 10 July 2022, 5:25 am | Green Party

The Green Party has written to the Prime Minister on the eve of the Pacific Islands Forum calling on the Government to support a moratorium on deep sea mining. “New Zealand must align itself with Pacific leadership and announce at the Pacific Islands ... More >>