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Journalism Matters: Interesting the public in the public interest

Published By   /  April 7, 2017  /  24/7 News, Broadcasting, convergence, disruption, Gareth Hughes, Green Party, journalism, Media, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, public journalism, Radio NZ, RNZ, Society & Culture, Technology  /  Comments Off on Journalism Matters: Interesting the public in the public interest

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Journalism Matters: Interesting the public in the public interest Last week I launched two policies to support Kiwi journalism because as Bill Moyers put it, “the quality of democracy and the quality of journalism is deeply intertwined.” Journalism matters because it’s how we discover what’s […]

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Tell us what you think is great

Published By   /  April 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, great greens, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on Tell us what you think is great

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Tell us what you think is great [embedded content]We think Aotearoa is great so we’re incredibly excited to show you this video campaign. It’s the result of a five-day adventure around New Zealand where over 80 people shared their homes, their unique part of the […]

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I enjoy political debate and like to share my opinions

Published By   /  March 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, great greens, Green Party, honest politics, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, political debate, Politics, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on I enjoy political debate and like to share my opinions

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: I enjoy political debate and like to share my opinions We reckon political debate is healthy, when it is done respectfully. Political parties need to use their platform to give a voice to the voiceless and speak truth to power. Sometimes this means standing up […]

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When the glue that holds our society together starts failing

Published By   /  March 21, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture, The Issues  /  Comments Off on When the glue that holds our society together starts failing

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: When the glue that holds our society together starts failing I visited the Whitireia Community Law Centre in Porirua last week and spent an hour with three of their staff and heard about how difficult things are. They are a drop in service, with no […]

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Let’s be Bold on International Women’s Day

Published By   /  March 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, domestic violence, equal pay, Green Party, Human Rights, International Women's Day, Opposition News, Politics, sexual violence, Society & Culture, The Issues, Women  /  Comments Off on Let’s be Bold on International Women’s Day

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Let’s be Bold on International Women’s Day Let’s make sure we properly resource sexual violence prevention work. Currently, about 1.5% of government funding for sexual violence goes to prevention. ACC has been given the lead role on education in schools. So far they’ve rolled out […]

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Helping kids or billionaires?

Published By   /  February 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, corporate welfare, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, inequality, Investment, multinational tax avoidance, NZVIF, Opposition News, Peter Thiel, Politics, Sky City, SkyCity, Society & Culture, Steven Joyce  /  Comments Off on Helping kids or billionaires?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Helping kids or billionaires? So many issues boil down to a question of values – these shape the choices that we make. The values of our Government have again been revealed this week. They are choosing to use taxpayers’ funds to help big business, instead […]

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Society failed Ruby

Published By   /  February 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, disabilities, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, Human Rights, Mojo Mathers, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on Society failed Ruby

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Society failed Ruby Last week, there was extensive media coverage of the murder of a young disabled woman by her mother.  Much of this early coverage exclusively focused on how disabled Ruby was, how challenging she was to look after, how loving the mother was, […]

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Well, THAT happened: reflecting on 2016 and beyond

Published By   /  December 28, 2016  /  2016, 24/7 News, Child Poverty, Climate, Conservation, end 2016, Freshwater, Green MPs, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, homelessness, homelessness inquiry, Housing, Justice & Democracy, MoU, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture, The Issues  /  Comments Off on Well, THAT happened: reflecting on 2016 and beyond

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Well, THAT happened: reflecting on 2016 and beyond Lots of people are saying 2016 has been a bit of a shocker, with political events like Brexit and Trump; US Police shooting black people – and the emergence of Black Lives Matter; the death of legendary […]

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New energy strategy a missed opportunity

Published By   /  December 14, 2016  /  24/7 News, carbon emissions, clean energy, Climate Change, Economy, Work, & Welfare, EECA, electricity, Energy, Environment & Resource Management, Fonterra, fossil fuel, fossil fuels, Gareth Hughes, Genesis, Green Party, greenhouse gas emissions, national, Nova Energy, Opposition News, Paris Climate Agreement, Parliament, Politics, renewable energy, Simon Bridges, Society & Culture  /  Comments Off on New energy strategy a missed opportunity

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: New energy strategy a missed opportunity You’d be forgiven for not noticing that the Government published a new draft energy strategy this week. It’s basically the same as the old energy strategy, which they published in 2011, but with one new target around industrial process […]

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The TPPA is dead – what next for trade?

Published By   /  November 10, 2016  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Donald Trump, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Election 2016, Green Party, ISDS, Opposition News, Politics, President Trump, Society & Culture, TPP, TPPA, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Trump  /  Comments Off on The TPPA is dead – what next for trade?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The TPPA is dead – what next for trade? Top of the “to do” list for incoming President Trump (it will take a while to get used to writing that) are changes to trade policy. Number one is rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). […]

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Housing NZ needs to stop unfair evictions

Published By   /  October 30, 2016  /  24/7 News, Drug Foundation, drugs, eviction, Green Party, Health & Wellbeing, housing New Zealand, Housing NZ, Justice & Democracy, Marama Davidson, methamphetamine, Opposition News, Politics, social houses, Social Housing, Society & Culture, state houses, State housing  /  Comments Off on Housing NZ needs to stop unfair evictions

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Housing NZ needs to stop unfair evictions It’s become clear that Housing NZ has ignored repeated warnings from senior government officials in the Ministry of Health that it’s misusing methamphetamine guidelines to evict tenants. The long story short is that hundreds of people have been […]

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UK Courts and Corrections – learning from abroad

Published By   /  October 3, 2016  /  24/7 News, Courts, Green Party, Justice, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Politics, Society & Culture, The Issues, UK, westminster  /  Comments Off on UK Courts and Corrections – learning from abroad

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: UK Courts and Corrections – learning from abroad I’m en route to Oslo so now is a good time to reflect on the UK stage of my whistle-stop justice tour. Our legal and political systems owe a lot to the Westminster model. When you get […]

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Visiting Vietnam to talking about decriminalisation of sex work

Published By   /  September 30, 2016  /  24/7 News, Green Party, jan logiet, Justice & Democracy, nz prostitute collective, Opposition News, Politics, sex work, Society & Culture, Travel, United Nations, vietnam  /  Comments Off on Visiting Vietnam to talking about decriminalisation of sex work

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Visiting Vietnam to talking about decriminalisation of sex work I spent last week in Vietnam. I was really honoured to be invited, along with Catherine Healy (NZ Prostitute Collective), Inspector Jason Hewett (Area Commander Counties Manukau West from NZ Police) and Dr Annette Nesdale (Medical […]

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