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Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 10:37

The Green Party has negotiated important civil liberties changes in the proposed Terrorism Suppression Bill which will now establish human rights and process safeguards.

“We’ve ensured that foreign convictions and deportations won’t be accepted without proper scrutiny and we’ve ended the use of secret evidence without an advocate,” said Golriz Ghahraman, Green Party spokesperson for Justice.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 11:13

“Today’s report from the State Services Commission shows Government departments colluded with private security firms working for oil and gas companies to spy on New Zealanders,” Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. 

“This must serve as a wake-up call for the Government and public sector about the dangers of contracting services from private firms with links to the oil and gas industry. 

“The culture of collusion undermines our precious democracy, and we are especially concerned at the targeting of communities defending and protecting their local environment. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 16:16

The Green Party welcomes the adoption of a human rights based approach to the upkeep of the Waikeria prison facility, focused on rehabilitation instead of the American-style mega-prison planned by the last government.

“We know that imprisonment has failed to reduce crime rates or keep our communities safe. New Zealand needs a new approach and we see this decision as a start,” says Green Party corrections spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman.

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:24

The Green Party is welcoming a report released by the Prime Minister’s Chief Scientist, Sir Peter Gluckman, which acknowledges our justice system is broken and incarcerating more New Zealanders won’t fix it.

“This report points the way forward for justice in New Zealand, and fits with what the Green Party has been advocating for some time,” said Green Party justice spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman.

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 11:22

Paula Bennett’s comment that some people have fewer human rights than others is deeply concerning and reflects the National Government’s backward approach to drugs, the Green Party said today.

“National are proving once again that they are out of touch, out of date, and out of time to do anything that will actually help us to reduce violence and drug addiction,” said Green Party leader James Shaw.

“Human rights are not something you can take away from people because it is politically convenient.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 13:19

Judith Collins’ abuse of information about prisoners in order to attack a Labour MP marks a dangerous return to her dirty politics-style way of doing Government business, the Green Party said today.


Corrections Minister Judith Collins went on the attack today, accusing a Labour Party MP of visiting notorious prisoner Arthur Taylor, and refusing to confirm how she knew about the supposed visits.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 13:59

The Green Party will be abstaining on the Returning Offenders (Management and Information) Bill.

“While we recognise the need for legislation to cater for the deportees returning to New Zealand, we do not believe the Government has gone about this the right way,” said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei.

“The Government has had months to deal with this issue and yet have chosen to push through legislation under urgency with no public consultation.