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on Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 14:14

METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green): Poverty is not a weapon to be used against the poor.


Mr SPEAKER: Order! The member can start her speech again. She does not need to be interrupted by those interjections.

3. METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green) to the Minister for Social Development: How many people on benefits are currently homeless?

9. METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green) to the Minister for Social Development: Does she believe that the Ministry of Social Development has a responsibility to treat unemployed people, sole parents, and people with disabilities with respect and dignity, and ensure every person on a benefit has all the support they are entitled to?

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

Thank you Mr Speaker. This is the third reading of the Oranga Tamariki Children, Young Persons, and Families Amendment Legislation Bill. 


Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

It is incredibly humbling, Mr Speaker, to be here, to be able to stand in support today.


Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

As my colleague Jan Logie said, we will not be supporting.

The Green Party will not support the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families legislation, and I struggle to call it the full title which includes the Te Reo words "Oranga Tamariki", because it just does not fit, and submitters told us so as well.

Gareth Hughes MP
Gareth Hughes MP on Friday, March 17, 2017 - 10:10

Kia ora, Mr Chair, ki a koutou, kia ora. I would like to rise to speak to Part 6 of this bill, and in particularly the Supplementary Order Papers (SOPs) in the name of Andrew Little and Kennedy Graham. Essentially, what we are discussing today is the size and the constitution of the intelligence and security statutory committee.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

E te māngai o te whare tēnā koe. Huri noa ki a tātou ōku hoa kaimahi o te pāremata, tēnā tātou katoa. Thank you Mr Speaker. The Greens are standing every day to affirm our commitment and our relationship as a Te Tiriti party in a way that this Government never has and never will. 



Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 18:00

Tēnā koe, Mr Speaker. The Greens are supporting the Maritime Crimes Amendment Bill.

James Shaw MP on Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 14:34

Bill English’s state of the nation speech today lacked vision and leaves New Zealanders with a stark choice about the kind of government they want, the Green Party said.

“The new Prime Minister didn’t talk about the housing crisis, or stagnant wages, or polluted rivers and lakes. These issues aren’t going to go away – in fact, it’s now clear that the only way to fix them is by changing the Government,” said Green Party Co-leader James Shaw.