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Green Party to abstain from tax changes that will worsen house crisis in absence of tax on assets

The Green Party will abstain from a bill that will make slight changes to income tax brackets.

Climate emergency declaration will be matched with long-term action - Shaw

Today’s climate emergency declaration will be backed with ambitious plans to reduce emissions, the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw today.

Schools excluded from Govt coal commitment - NZEI

Education union NZEI Te Riu Roa is disappointed the education sector has been excluded from a state sector phase-out of coal boilers by 2025, announced today.

Children can’t consent to trans treatment, UK court finds

Feminists are calling for Health Minister Andrew Little to review New Zealand’s guidelines on prescribing puberty blocking and cross-sex hormone treatment following a landmark UK court ruling today that children under 16 are unlikely to be able to make informed decisions to be treated with thes

A climate emergency has been declared - now what?

Parents for Climate Aotearoa commend and congratulate the government for the passing of the climate emergency motion.

Climate emergency declaration missed opportunity - 350 Aotearoa

The coalition of organisations working for full decarbonisation of the state sector, Fossil Free State Sector Aotearoa, acknowledges today's announcement by the government committing to reducing state sector emissions and become a carbon-neutral Government by 2025, but laments the missed opportun

Tax increase punitive, distortionary and stale - ACT

"Finally released detail of Labour’s proposed tax increases shows officials don’t think it will work, describing revenue estimates as ‘highly uncertain,’" says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Climate declaration a triumph for post-rational politics - ACT

"Today’s climate emergency was a triumph for post-rational politics with feelings rather than facts driving the Government’s response to climate change," says ACT Leader David Seymour.

Iwi Chairs on climate emergency declaration

National Iwi Chairs Forum climate spokesperson Mike Smith is welcoming todays announcement of a national climate emergency.

"It is good because it signals the severity of the problem and the urgency that is required for us all to prepare and to act."

Public servants welcome govt commitment to climate action - PSA

The Public Service Association welcomes the government’s declaration of a climate emergency, and supports the goal of achieving carbon neutrality in the public service itself by 2025.