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Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 08:51

“We know Māori experience systemic racism from the moment they encounter front line services, through to when they are sentenced and imprisoned. This has resulted in disproportionate incarceration and worsened outcomes for Māori,” Green Party Justice spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman said today.

“The treatment of Māori by our justice institutions is not only serious human rights breach but a continuing barrier to New Zealand being a truly equal and fair society.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 13:01

As part of the Government’s capital investment package announced today, the Government will support the public sector to reduce its carbon footprint through an infrastructure spend of $200 million.

“Successive governments failed to respond to the climate crisis. Today’s announcement is another step towards our clean, green future,” James Shaw said. 

“There are many simple ways we could reduce emissions, like replacing the old-fashioned coal boilers currently used to keep many of our public buildings warm.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 17:09

The Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill has been reported back from Select Committee and a Government SOP has been agreed on the Bill. 

“We’re making a suite of changes advocated for by the human rights and legal communities. I’m personally very grateful for their work on this legislation despite the short time frame allowed. 

“A mandatory two year review into the working of this law is particularly important given the short Select Committee process. This will include reviewing whether there is an ongoing need for the law.   

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