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Welcoming more refugees to New Zealand

Published By   /  June 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Welcoming more refugees to New Zealand

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Welcoming more refugees to New Zealand I’m really proud that yesterday, on World Refugee Day, the Greens launched an ambitious plan to increase the refugee quota to 5000 over the next six years. Of those places, 4,000 will be directly resettled by the government and […]

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NZ’s nuclear-free zone a precursor to a total ban on nuclear weapons

Published By   /  June 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Global Affairs, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, nuclear free, nuclear weapons, NZ parliament, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, The Issues, UN  /  Comments Off on NZ’s nuclear-free zone a precursor to a total ban on nuclear weapons

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: NZ’s nuclear-free zone a precursor to a total ban on nuclear weapons New Zealand’s nuclear-free zone, legislated by Parliament in 1987, is something we all take pride in. It’s important, however, that we don’t let it thwart its own ultimate purpose – a world free […]

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Divided we fall

Published By   /  June 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, community, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, London, Opposition News, Politics, racism, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Divided we fall

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Divided we fall I’m getting pretty sick of the politics of division in this country.  The latest example was yesterday’s comments from NZ First leader Winston Peters having a good go in the House at driving up fear and loathing towards people of the Islamic […]

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Catherine Delahunty: My Mataura River visit

Published By   /  June 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Catherine Delahunty: My Mataura River visit

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Catherine Delahunty: My Mataura River visit On June 1st the Greens swimmable rivers tour visited the Mataura river and communities connected to it. All we need now is a Government willing to set clear strong rules and support the new conversation about measuring our success […]

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Budget 2017 tax changes

Published By   /  May 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Child Poverty, children, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Families, family incomes package, family tax credit, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Taxation, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Budget 2017 tax changes

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Budget 2017 tax changes The big headline of the Government’s Budget yesterday was its Family Incomes Package – a range of measures including changes to income tax thresholds and the Family Tax Credit. Overall the Budget is a huge disappointment and a missed opportunity to […]

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Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, discrimination, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, low wages, Minimum wage, Opposition News, Pay Equity, Politics, The Issues, tipping, workers rights, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tipping culture is not welcome in NZ Deputy Prime Minister Paula Bennett’s comments about tipping have been in the news and have sparked off a series of furious discussions about tipping in Aotearoa. From our point of view, tipping every time you’re provided a service […]

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Free West Papua leader in Aotearoa

Published By   /  May 20, 2017  /  24/7 News, Benny Wenda, Green Party, Human Rights, Indonesia, International, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues, West Papua  /  Comments Off on Free West Papua leader in Aotearoa

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Free West Papua leader in Aotearoa Last week I hosted Free West Papua leader Benny Wenda at Parliament and travelled with him to a number of important events. Benny is spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua and lives in exile in England. […]

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Green Party: Well, they would say that wouldn’t they?

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, affordable housing, capital gains tax, CGT, Economy, Work, & Welfare, first home buyers, Green Party, Housing, housing crisis, IMF, James Shaw, Labour, negative gearing, OECD, Opposition News, Politics, renters' rights, renting, Reserve Bank, tax, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Green Party: Well, they would say that wouldn’t they?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Green Party: Well, they would say that wouldn’t they? Property investors’ lobby groups have been up in arms this week about Labour and Green parties’ plans to close tax loopholes and fix the housing market. That’s probably a good thing. Like an investor in any […]

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Extremism and its discontents

Published By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Democracy, Global Affairs, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Extremism and its discontents

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Extremism and its discontents Another scar on global democracy appeared recently, this time in Germany.It seems that the number of soldiers on duty with extremist political leanings has become a concern to the military leadership in that country. Soldiers were found openly possessing Nazi memorabilia. […]

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France Stabilises Europe – Again

Published By   /  May 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, France, French presidency, Global Affairs, Green Party, Macron, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on France Stabilises Europe – Again

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: France Stabilises Europe – Again The result of the French presidential election is stunning at three levels. At the level of spectator politics, France has its youngest president ever, whose personal life is notable not only for its unique happenstance but ironically for its relative […]

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International Workers Day – a time for action on Pike River

Published By   /  May 1, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, International Workers Day, Opposition News, pike river, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on International Workers Day – a time for action on Pike River

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: International Workers Day – a time for action on Pike River May 1st is International Workers Day. Across the globe, workers and unions will be celebrating the gains they have made to ensure they have decent pay and safer work conditions. In New Zealand, it is also […]

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Steven Joyce spent billions on highways, you won’t believe what happened next

Published By   /  April 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Steven Joyce spent billions on highways, you won’t believe what happened next

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Steven Joyce spent billions on highways, you won’t believe what happened next It’s almost like a bad joke. Steven Joyce, our Minister of Finance and previous Minister of Transport, insisting his government is the “Infrastructure Government.” They’ve had this electoral strategy since the 2008 campaign, […]

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Swimmable Rivers tour arrives at the Wairua River

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Freshwater, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, pollution, swimmable rivers, The Issues, Wairua River, waterways  /  Comments Off on Swimmable Rivers tour arrives at the Wairua River

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Swimmable Rivers tour arrives at the Wairua River On the same day at the Ministry for the Environment reported the grim state of our rivers, lakes and streams, we were out on the Wairua River in Northland seeing the state of our water first hand. […]

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Swimmable river campaign in Northland

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment & Resource Management, Freshwater, Green Party, Northland, Opposition News, Politics, swimmable rivers, The Issues, Wairua River  /  Comments Off on Swimmable river campaign in Northland

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Swimmable river campaign in Northland Today I am heading to the north to travel on the Wairua River, the seventh river we’re visiting on the Swimmable Rivers campaign. The Wairua River, which flows into the Wairoa River and eventually the Kaipara Harbour, is one of many […]

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The Teacher’s Code

Published By   /  April 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, code of conduct, Education, education council, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, teachers, The Issues  /  Comments Off on The Teacher’s Code

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The Teacher’s Code The Government changed the law in 2015 so that the Code of Ethics for teachers was changed into a Code of Conduct. This may seem a minor issue to those outside the profession. But for some teachers it has felt like another […]

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This Government’s facade of caring about women

Published By   /  April 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, equal pay, Equal Pay Act, Green Party, kristine bartlett, Opposition News, Pay Equity, Politics, The Issues, workplace relations  /  Comments Off on This Government’s facade of caring about women

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: This Government’s facade of caring about women Earlier this week I was so pleased to see the payoff for many amazing women involved in union organising with the decision to pay caregivers more. I put aside my reservations about the fact that it didn’t look […]

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CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board

Published By   /  April 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, children, CYF, domestic violence, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, Legislation, Maori, Opposition News, Oranga Tamariki, Politics, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, The Issues  /  Comments Off on CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: CYF bill needs to go back to the drawing board It’s becoming increasingly clear that the Government needs to go back to the drawing board on the Child Youth and Family (Oranga Tamariki) Bill. Māori have been leading the charge on raising questions on what […]

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The oh so powerful gay agenda

Published By   /  April 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, gay, gay rights, Green Party, LGBTQI, Opposition News, Politics, q-topia, sex education, The Issues, transgender students  /  Comments Off on The oh so powerful gay agenda

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The oh so powerful gay agenda Last week I got one of those mass emails railing against the ‘gay agenda’ and other identity politics. Here are a couple of snippets: “Or is one reason for the hesitancy or confusion many New Zealanders feel – deluged […]

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The Atrocity of Syria, revisited

Published By   /  April 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on The Atrocity of Syria, revisited

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The Atrocity of Syria, revisited The chemical weapon attack of 4 April that appears to have killed some 86 civilians in Khan Sheikhoun is the latest military action to provoke global outrage over Syria. Back in 2013, in response to chemical weapon attacks, and under […]

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We’re winning on fossil fuel divestment

Published By   /  April 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland Council, Climate Change, divestment, Economy, Work, & Welfare, fossil fuels, Green Party, oil, Opposition News, Politics, The Issues  /  Comments Off on We’re winning on fossil fuel divestment

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: We’re winning on fossil fuel divestment The climate movement took a big step forward this week when our largest council voted to divest from fossil fuel investments. Auckland Council has now joined Dunedin, Melbourne, San Francisco, Washington DC, Copenhagen, and a host of other cities […]

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