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Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

The Green Party is proud to congratulate Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, on the birth of His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge,

their third son, who arrived at 8 pound, 7 ounces I'm told—which is good, which is well done.

 

Julie Anne Genter MP
Julie Anne Genter MP on Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:43

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 package.

“Free counselling for any young person who wants to talk about the ups and downs they are experiencing with a trained professional will make a huge difference to people’s wellbeing,” Green Party leader James Shaw said today.

“Everyone goes through ups and downs and as a society we can do more to recognise that and support people through hard times, so that the hard times don’t get worse.

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

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.

on Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 10:46

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 Crimes Act.

NZ First MP Tracy Martin said on Q&A this morning that her Party wants to hold a binding referendum to repeal the 2007 amendment to section 59 of the Crimes Act.

“I think it's appalling that NZ First is willing to remove a basic protection for our kids in the hope it’ll buy them a few votes in election year," said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei.

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.