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Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 15:20

The Green Party will vote for Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill to become law, Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson announced today.

The amended bill, which has been reported back to Parliament by the Justice Select Committee, was considered by the Green Party caucus before a final decision was made to vote for it.

“We’re doing this because the confidence and supply agreement holds us to it.” Marama Davidson said.

“It’s been a difficult decision, which has drawn strong feeling and robust debate amongst our caucus and the wider Green Party.”

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

The Green Party stands here, absolutely in full support of the people of Heretaunga Tamatea and this settlement,

 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

I rise to support with pride the second reading of the Domestic Violence—Victims' Protection Bill.

 

I will start with the acknowledgment and tautoko to the many members across this whole House, not the least from the Opposition benches, who have been singing, rightfully, my colleague, Jan Logie's, praises, because this is her member's bill.

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.