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Council Homeless Law Not The Answer: Greens

Council Homeless Law Not The Answer: Greens

Auckland City Council's plan to create a new bylaw to force homeless people out of the city is pointless and cruel, the Green Party says.

Key's Green Lining?

Despite dragging his feet on the vital Emissions Trading Scheme, John Key does seem to be aware of the more tangible aspects of environmental sustainability.

Goff Welcomes Signing Of Convention On Cluster Munitions

Goff Welcomes Signing Of Convention On Cluster Munitions

3 December 2008 - Labour leader Phil Goff welcomed today's signing in Oslo of the Conventions of Cluster Munitions which bans the manufacture, possession and use of such weapons by signatory countries.

Smith: Former ACC Minister Contradicts Herself

Smith: Former ACC Minister Contradicts Herself

3 December 2008 - "Former ACC Minister Maryan Street has given two different accounts about when she came to know about the $1 billion blow out in the ACC Non-Earners' Account," says ACC Minister Nick Smith.

School Swimming Lessons Save Lives - Greens

School Swimming Lessons Save Lives - Greens

School swimming lessons play a vital role in preventing drowning - and it is not good enough that learning to swim is increasingly becoming a privilege for those whose parents can afford private lessons," the Green Party says.

Mayor Wrong On Airport's Importance - Greens

Mayor Wrong On Airport's Importance - Greens

Green Party MP Sue Kedgley says she is startled to learn that Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast does not believe the city's international airport is a strategic asset, and considers that there is little to lose if Wellington City Council sells all of its 34 percent shareholding.

Jailhouse Mental Health Crisis Needs Urgent Attention: Greens

Jailhouse Mental Health Crisis Needs Urgent Attention: Greens

National's plans to increase the prison muster will compound existing mental health issues in prisons - highlighted in Chief Ombudsman Beverley Wakem's annual report - and create a hazardous environment for prisoners, corrections staff and the wider community, says the Green Party.

Pillay: Celebrating International Day For Disabled People

Pillay: Celebrating International Day For Disabled People

2 December 2008 - Labour Party spokesperson for Disability for Issues Lynne Pillay, acknowledged both the struggles and gains made over the past year on this the International Day for Disabled people,

Key: ACC Blow-Out Sparks Ministerial Inquiry

2 December 2008 - The previous Labour government underfunded ACC to the tune of about $1 billion over the next three years, Prime Minister John Key has revealed.

Greens: Open Government Needs Open Information

2 December 2008 - The Green Party is calling for the Official Information Act (OIA) to be strengthened, in light of the Ombudsmen's annual report to Parliament today suggesting its purpose is being subverted by delaying tactics used by some Government agencies and ministerial offices.