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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 11:47

The Serious Fraud Office investigation into political donations received by the National Party is deeply alarming and highlights why we need stronger and more transparent political donation rules says Green Party Electoral Spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman.

“Currently there are too many grey areas in the donation rules which allow political parties to auction off our democracy to the highest bidder while hiding the donations.”

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 12:58

Green Party Justice spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman has called on National Party leader Simon Bridges to follow the will of the people and add his voice to MMP changes that were recommended in 2012.

“National put the country through an MMP review that took thousands of public submissions and made a series of independent recommendations. Judith Collins then refused to bring these to Parliament. There was no genuine consultation.

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 06:00

A suite of measures to strengthen democracy are being proposed by the Green Party with a Member’s Bill.

The Electoral Strengthening Democracy Bill seeks reform in four key areas:

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 00:00

The Māori advisory group to the Government’s joint venture on family violence and sexual violence began their work today at their first meeting in Wellington.

“Te Rōpū marks a significant change to the way Government works with Māori to address some of our most complex and difficult problems,” says Jan Logie. “It brings together a wide range of expertise from across the motu.

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 00:00

Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister of Justice (Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues) Jan Logie today launched a new website to provide information about justice processes to survivors of sexual violence and their advocates.

“This new online guide responds to the overwhelming feedback from victims and survivors about the need for better access to information to help them understand the justice process,” says Jan Logie.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 00:00

The Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor has delivered a report on preventing family violence and reducing incarceration rates today.

Dr Ian Lambie, Chief Science Advisor to the Justice sector, presented the paper Every 4 Minutes: A discussion paper on preventing family violence in New Zealand, to Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Domestic and Sexual Violence Issues) Jan Logie.

“This report confirms that prevention is possible, and we can ultimately end family violence in New Zealand,” says Jan Logie.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 13:21

The Green Party is calling on the Justice Minister to ensure improved prisoner rehabilitation and integration by allowing people in prison to cast their vote during elections.

“Today is 125 years since New Zealand women first went to the polls, yet to this day there are New Zealanders still denied from casting their vote”, Green spokesperson on Justice Golriz Ghahraman said today.

“This is because in 2010 the National Party banned all people in prison from casting their vote.

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 00:00

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Domestic and Sexual Violence issues) Jan Logie has spoken in support of White Ribbon’s campaign launch in Auckland today and calls on all men to do their part to end family violence and sexual violence in New Zealand.

“White Ribbon is a call to action for men, urging respectful relationships with women and inviting men to take the pledge to always stand up, speak out and act to prevent all forms of violence against women,” says Jan Logie.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
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.”

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 00:00

From April next year, all victims of domestic violence will be able to get support from their employers to stop the violence and get help without worrying about losing their jobs.

Parliament has passed the Domestic Violence – Victims’ Protection Bill sponsored by Jan Logie by 63 votes to 57. The Greens, Labour and New Zealand First stood united in supporting the bill through every stage of the parliamentary process.

“I’m beyond delighted to see this law finally become a reality,” says Jan Logie. “This is a win for victims, a win for employers, and a win for society.