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Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 11:14

John Key needs to do the right thing and offer to resettle refugees and asylum seekers from Australian detention centres, the Green Party said today.

Australia and Papua New Guinea confirmed yesterday that the Manus Island detention centre will close but offered no details on when, or what will happen to the people currently detained there.

“Every day that these camps remain open is another day that people are living in limbo, facing abuse by guards and inhumane living conditions,” said Green Party human rights spokesperson Marama Davidson.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 09:47

National needs to show some moral backbone and speak out on the abuse of children held by the Australian Government in Nauru detention centres, the Green Party said today.

Documents published yesterday by the Guardian show the horrific scale of abuse in offshore detention centres on Nauru, where asylum seekers trying to reach Australia are being detained.

James Shaw MP on Friday, February 19, 2016 - 10:11

John Key should use his trip to Australia and Sri Lanka as an opportunity to restore New Zealand’s strong reputation of promoting human rights and standing up for our unique values, said the Green Party today.

John Key yesterday left for a trip to Australia and Sri Lanka. The trip has been billed as a chance “to highlight the growing commercial and political ties” with Sri Lanka.

James Shaw MP on Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 10:38

The latest critique of the TPPA, as an old fashioned agreement inconsistent with human rights, is a timely warning that the signing of the deal in Auckland today is not in the interests of New Zealanders, the Green Party said.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 11:15

Minister of Justice Amy Adams should not extradite a New Zealand resident to China because she can’t rely on that Government’s assurances that it will not subject him to torture or the death penalty, the Green Party says.

Minister Adams confirmed today that Kyung Yup Kim, who has been a New Zealand resident for 26 years, will be extradited to China. She said her decision was made off the back of “assurances” from the Chinese Government that he would receive a fair trial and would not face the death penalty.

on Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:52

The newest form that New Zealand detainees are being asked to sign makes them liable for removal costs despite assurances to the contrary by both the New Zealand and Australian Government, the Green Party says.

on Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 09:39


An Australian Immigration Service form, released this morning by the Green Party’s lawyer Greg Barns, shows that John Key misled New Zealanders about the ability of Kiwi detainees to apply for Australian citizenship from New Zealand. Mr Barns drafted a claim to the Australian Human Rights Commission on behalf of the Australian and New Zealand Green parties regarding New Zealanders placed in offshore detention centres.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 10:38

The Green parties of New Zealand and Australia have lodged a submission with the Australian Human Rights Commission asking it to establish an inquiry into the treatment of New Zealand citizens who are detained in immigration detention centres.

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP
Marama Davidson MP on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 11:50

The Green Party wants to know how the Government can be completely sure a New Zealander being extradited to China will not be tortured or face the death penalty when the New Zealander faces murder charges.

John Key has told reporters in the Philippines that a New Zealander facing charges in China could be extradited if the death penalty was ruled out. However, he did not provide any details as to how this assurance would be enforced.

on Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 13:46

The Green Party is calling on the Justice Minister to release the full list of the reasons New Zealanders are imprisoned on Christmas Island, and for the Prime Minister to correct his statement that the detainees were “rapists and murderers”.

Justice Minister Amy Adams has given media an edited summary of offences committed by some of the New Zealanders on Christmas Island, but has refused to release details about those detainees who have not committed any offences, or who were imprisoned for minor offences several years ago.