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Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 15:22

An increase in the public housing waiting list, now more than 10,000 New Zealanders, shows exactly why the Greens are working with Government to put the heart back into the social support system whilst addressing a growing housing crisis, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.

“More and more of our people are unable to put a roof over their head, showing we urgently need more state and public housing.

“We are seeing the direct consequences of successive Governments not putting the wellbeing of New Zealanders first. The Greens are working hard to fix this up.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 11:50

The Salvation Army’s State of the Nation report shows the importance of putting the heart back into social support so that all New Zealanders can live with dignity.

“The state of the nation reports are an opportunity to reflect as a nation on what kind of country we want. This provides more evidence that we need to be bold in our response”, Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.

“As part of our Confidence and Supply Agreement with Labour, the Green Party negotiated an overhaul of the social support system in Aotearoa.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 14:36

Hardship grants rising demonstrates why the baseline benefit needs to increase, Green Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.

“We need to put the heart back into our social support system. This means providing support for New Zealanders so they can live with dignity.

“New Zealanders understand that the cost of housing and rent has gone through the roof in recent years. It’s time that we also recognised the impact this has on our poorest families.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 14:27

The Green Party welcomes passage of the Government’s Child Poverty Reduction Bill, which lays the foundation for genuinely pulling New Zealand kids out of poverty.  

“This Green Party entered into Government with Labour and New Zealand First to compassionately improve the wellbeing of all New Zealanders", Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today. 

“This bill is walking the talk on just that, and will mean more kids in the coming years will live a happy and fulfilling life.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 12:44

The Green Party welcome an external review into bullying and harassment of staff and contractors at Parliament. 

“Everyone should feel safe when they come to work”, Green Party Workplace Relations and Safety spokesperson Jan Logie said today.  

“The Green Party have previously said that, like other workplaces in New Zealand, the Parliament has a problem with workplace culture and bullying. 

“It is clear we need to assess culture and practice in this place and find out what we need to do to make Parliament a safe and healthy workplace. 

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 16:17

The Green Party backs the Government’s decision to freeze MPs’ pay for the next year and welcomes a review that will investigate changes down the track to ensure pay increases are in line with increases other working New Zealanders receive.

“The Green Party has long called for fairer pay settings for MPs so pay changes match what is happening with workers’ pay,” Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 14:43

Green Party Co-Leaders Marama Davidson and James Shaw have welcomed today’s announcement by Statistics New Zealand that a broad set of indicators will be developed to measure the nation’s success.

“Aotearoa New Zealand will become the first country in the world to produce a comprehensive set of indicators to measure things such as our natural environment, our social wellbeing and our human and social capital,” James Shaw said.

“Our new wellbeing measures will change our thinking and our decision-making. What gets measured, gets managed.”

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 12:51

The Green Party is saddened by the news of the passing of former Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Jim Anderton, who passed away today.

"Jim was a great defender of the underdog. He stood up for New Zealanders hurt by the economic reforms of the 80s and 90s and devoted his public service to ensuring a fair deal for all," said Green Party Co-leader Hon James Shaw.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 16:02

The Green Party has today formally signed an agreement to support a Labour-led Government that will achieve environmental, economic, and social progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

The agreement lays out the ministerial and undersecretary roles the Green Party will hold, and 20 policy goals that the new Government will pursue across our priority areas.

“The Green Party’s agreement with Labour is built on shared values and principles,” Green Party Co-leader James Shaw said.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 16:22

National’s latest cynical election promise of sanctions for beneficiaries is a distraction from the pressing issue of poverty in New Zealand, the Green Party said today.

Bill English announced that beneficiaries who fail drug tests or refuse rehabilitation will have their benefits cut by 50 per cent or more.

“National’s latest cynical announcement ignores the evidence of how to properly treat drug addiction and will punish already vulnerable people,“ said Green Party inequality spokesperson Marama Davidson.