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Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

Ngā manu e rua, Tohu Kākahi, Te Whiti o Rongomai, tēnā kōrua. Ki a koutou ngā uri o Parihaka o Taranaki iwi. Nau mai, haere mai, haere mai. Madam Speaker, it’s really special today to stand in support of Te Pire Haeata ki Parihaka, the Parihaka Reconciliation 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.


1. METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green) to the Minister for Social Housing: Can she guarantee that all 3,422 people on the Priority A Housing Register who urgently need a place to live will be housed within a month; if not, why not?

Hon ALFRED NGARO (Associate Minister for Social Housing) on behalf of the Minister for Social Housing:

on Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 11:32

Tēnā koe, Mr Deputy Speaker, tēnā koutou katoa. Ngā mihi o te Te Tau Hou, tēnā koutou katoa.

on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:03

METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green): The Green Party will oppose this legislation. There are some positive aspects to the bill that we do support, such as extending the youth justice age, albeit with the restrictions that are in it, and we would like to see those restrictions moved; and extending the age of care, assuming that the care is safe. We can understand the provisions for that. We support early intervention for families and whānau, where children are unsafe and need to be protected. We do not support the permanent removal of children from their families.