Democracy and Constitutional Transformation Policy

The Green Party envisions a democratic Aotearoa New Zealand in which:

  • The government asserts its sovereign independence and, in accordance with Te Tiriti o Waitangi, upholds the tino rangitiratanga of Tangata Whenua.
  • There is a proportional electoral system that is transparent and fair.
  • The country is governed by a Parliament that represents the diversity of Aotearoa New Zealand and recognises the inherent dignity and the equitable and inalienable rights and responsibilities of its people.
  • There is active, popular engagement in our democracy and people are able to meaningfully participate in and contribute to government decision-making which impacts on ourselves, our communities, our environment and the generations which will follow us.
  • Our democratic processes are robustly defended from malign interference.
  • Politicians uphold high ethical standards, are open and accountable, and fulfil their public role in the best interests of New Zealand.
  • Aotearoa New Zealand exemplifies transparent, honest, inclusive and consensus-based decision-making
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Let’s ditch fossil fuels once and for all

When all our energy comes from the sun, the wind, and the flow of rivers, we won’t need to burn the fossil fuels that cause the climate crisis. Our...
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Our Poverty Action Plan will completely change the way we support people in New Zealand so when people ask for help, they get it. It overhauls the ...
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We have activists across Aotearoa / New Zealand who are working hard to build a brighter future for our kids and grandkids. This page lists upcomin...
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It's time to pay our essential workers a dignified wage

Our essential workers are the heroes getting us through the COVID-19 crisis, yet for too long they’ve been...
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Latest Open and Accessible Government Announcements

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Green Party welcome Labour signing up to advertising transparency on Facebook

“We welcome Labour joining us in voluntarily opting into new transparency rules for advertising on Facebook”, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson...
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Strengthening Democracy (Member's Bill)

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Election Access Fund (Member’s Bill)

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Key used GCSB for political ends prior to 2014 election

New documents released to the Green Party show that Prime Minister John Key used New Zealand's intelligence services for the National Party's polit...
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