Everyone should be treated equally, with access to what we need to live a good life. 

In government we've fought to implement policy that ensures everyone gets a fair go and that we reduce the inequality experienced by women, young people and Māori in particular. 

We've achieved a huge amount

Incomes for women are increasing through better starting salaries and addressing systemic bias in the public service.

We've introduced a bold new model to get all of government working together with communities to address and ultimately end family and sexual violence. We've won the largest ever budget package to fund critical services and passed  legislation to put victims’ safety first and prevent people being re-traumatized by the justice system.

Our mental health pilot that focuses on young people will help support the next generation live strong healthy lives.

Drug law reform means young people are no longer instantly made criminals and are instead diverted to health-based support. 

Govt support for te reo / Māori language teaching in schools has been boosted with 600 new advocates being introduced to schools.

Major housing reforms are underway, to make renting fairer, to restart state house building, and our progressive home ownership policy is being rolled out so that people who rent can get a foothold in to homes they own. 

Our landmark report into welfare  has provided a roadmap to overhaul our social support system.

And we need to go further and faster

We’re committed to doing what’s right, to build a fair society so everyone has access to what they need to live a good life. Whilst we have made great progress, we need to go further and faster to tackle the inequality experienced by women, young people and Māori in particular.

Our policy is to introduce an immediate increase in the core benefits this term to unlock people from poverty.

We also understand visionary change is needed that tackles institutional racism, supports women and the role of all carers in our society, and rebalances things to give our younger generation more choice and opportunity.

There's a huge amount to do and we will be announcing new policy and big, bold ideas as part of the general election in 2020.

 

Latest Housing Announcements

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Govt gets its priorities all wrong with Kāinga Ora review

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Public transport and housing must be prioritised from remnants of Let's Get Wellington Moving

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Only the Green Party will make life better for renters

Green Party co leader Marama Davidson spoke at a Fair Rents rally at the University of Auckland today.
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Only the Green Party will build houses at the scale Aotearoa needs

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People need a government that will build many more homes

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Greens welcome launch of Te Ohu Tāmaki and challenges other parties on housing

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Latest Social Development Announcements

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National's welfare policy is cruel

The National Party’s job seeker policy announced today is heartless.
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A National/ACT Government would make life miserable for those already worst off

Only a party vote for the Greens will end poverty. ACT’S welfare policy announced today is as cruel as it gets.
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A comparison between the Green Party’s and Labour’s family support

Everyone will be better off under the Green Party’s plan.
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Food banks are not the solution

The Green Party is today calling on the Government to implement the Income Guarantee, in addition to funding food banks.
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Income guarantee a clear and immediate solution to Prod Comm findings

The Green Party’s Income Guarantee could be a central pillar of the “social floor” recommended today by the Productivity Commission.
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Ending Poverty Together - James Shaw Speech

The mark of a civilised society should be that - at the very least - everyone has a warm place to call home and food on the table. 
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Latest Youth Announcements

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Youth Policy

Vision   We envisage Aotearoa New Zealand to be a place where young people feel valued, connected, loved, and empowered. Wherever we are, when we l...
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Youth Parliamentarians pass motion declaring climate emergency

The 2019 Youth Parliament has declared a climate emergency via a motion in the Parliament.   The motion was put forward by Chlöe Swarbrick’s youth ...
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More Free Mental Health Support for Young People

The Green Party welcomes the expansion of free youth mental health support announced today, says Green Party mental health spokesperson Chlöe Swarb...
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Greens announce free counselling for young people

The Green Party in government will fund free counselling for all New Zealanders aged 25 and under as part of a $260 million youth mental health pac...
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NZ First putting politics before child protection

NZ First has chosen to put political game playing ahead of the safety of children by proposing a referendum on the ten year old amendments to the C...
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Government must raise the age of youth justice

The Green Party is joining with youth, justice and disability groups in calling on the National Government to raise the age of youth justice to inc...
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