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on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 15:24

BARRY COATES (Green): Tēnā koutou e ngā mema Pāremata. I rise to speak about the tax bill.

Mr DEPUTY SPEAKER: A 5-minute call.

on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 17:23

The Panama papers revealed the sordid detail of the policies of this government. John Key’s personal lawyer lobbied for nothing to be done, even though the Greens and IRD had warned of the damage to our international reputation. NZ was advertised around the world as a good place to park your billions without any tax authorities knowing. We became part of the massive problem of tax havens, allowing the wealthy to get away with paying little tax while wage and salary earners shoulder most of the load.

James Shaw MP on Monday, November 28, 2016 - 10:09

A Government support package for earthquake-affected Wellington businesses is absolutely vital, the Green Party said today.

More than 100 small and medium businesses are reportedly still affected by the earthquakes, with discussions ongoing between the Government and Wellington City Council around possible support measures.

“Our city’s diverse small businesses are a key part of what makes it great and they need support to get through this,” said Green Party Co-leader James Shaw.

James Shaw MP on Friday, January 29, 2016 - 11:29

The Green Party has welcomed the appointment of Abbie Reynolds as Executive Director of the Sustainable Business Council (SBC).

“We look forward to working with Abbie Reynolds at the Sustainable Business Council, which plays a vital role in transitioning New Zealand towards a smart, high value, low-carbon economy,” Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said.

“Ms Reynolds’ background driving sustainability in the ICT industry bodes well for the development of more high-tech, low-pollution businesses in New Zealand.