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Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 12:11

“Everybody in Aotearoa New Zealand knows somebody impacted by mental health challenges. Today’s Government Response to the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry lays the foundation for the much needed transformation of crucial health services to New Zealanders,” Green Party mental health spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick.

“Too many New Zealanders are not reaching out for help when they need it, unsure where to turn. Too many people have been put on waitlists when what they need is to be seen and heard. Today, we seek to change that.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 09:22

The Green Party has succeeded in Government negotiations to secure a clear legal regime for cannabis legalisation, Chlöe Swarbrick confirmed today.

Today’s announcement by the Minister of Justice Andrew Little confirms that:

Monday, May 6, 2019 - 12:26

The Green Party welcomes the expansion of free youth mental health support announced today, says Green Party mental health spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick.

“We understand that mental health services are in crisis and that we need urgent solutions grounded in communities. That’s why the Green Party made this a priority in our Confidence and Supply Agreement with the Labour Party,” Chlöe Swarbrick said.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 10:54

Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter is pleased thousands of women will have better access to free or very low cost contraception.

“For some women, price is a significant barrier to accessing contraception. From this week, a new initiative offers women who have a Community Service Card, those living in low income areas, and various others who could benefit, better access to free or very low cost contraception, including long acting reversible contraceptives,” says Julie Anne Genter.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 12:00

The Green Party of Aoteaora New Zealand is welcoming Otago University Student Association’s collaboration with KnowYourStuffNZ and the NZ Drug Foundation to perform drug safety checking at orientation week events.

“This is a hugely positive step towards drug harm reduction,” Green Party Drug Law Reform spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick says.

“I commend the tireless work of the Otago University Students’ Association in collaborating with the University community, their foresight and maturity in recognising the importance of drug harm reduction.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:30

The Green Party welcome the National Party to the drug law reform conversation, with Paula Bennett announced today as the party’s spokesperson on the issue. 

“We welcome the National party turning its attention to the issue and look forward to a productive, considered, and evidence based debate to reduce harm in our communities, and as we move towards the referendum” Green Party drug law reform spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick said today.

Julie Anne Genter MP
Monday, January 21, 2019 - 00:00

With temperatures high around the country, Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter has launched the Ministry of Health’s new Heat Health Plan Guidelines.

“Climate change is a big threat to our society, and we need to plan for anticipated weather like hotter days now,” says Ms Genter.

“Although it is great to enjoy the outdoors, getting too hot is a serious risk that will happen more in our future. Our health will be impacted by climate change, and we need to ensure we are all ready. 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 12:08

The Green Party welcomes the binding referendum on recreational cannabis at the 2020 election as announced by Justice Minister Andrew Little today. 

“This is part of our Confidence and Supply Agreement and something the Green Party has worked towards for many years”, Green Party drug law reform spokesperson Chloe Swarbrick said today. 

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:57

The Green Party welcome today’s plan to address the synthetic drugs crisis and broader addiction problems in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

“Supporting people into care and recovery will be set down in law as the first measure for Police on the front lines, rather than pushing people with addiction problems down a criminal pathway,” Green Party spokesperson on drug law reform Chlöe Swarbrick said. 

“This is an evidence-based step to reduce drug harm, drug demand, and drug supply. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 16:50

The Green Party welcomes the passage of medicinal cannabis legislation that provides certainty and clarity to patients and their whānau. 

“This is a huge day for New Zealanders in pain and suffering who’ve been denied the only medicine that works for them”, Green Party drug law reform spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick said today. 

“Too many New Zealanders are going into debt to access expensive big pharma products, or being turned into criminals in having to access an unregulated black market for cannabis.