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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 10:42

The Green Party today recommitted to working with all other political parties on a cross-parliament plan to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand.

The Child Poverty Action Group today launched its major policy paper of the election Our Children, our Choice: Priorities for Policy,  which calls for cross party political agreement on an action plan to on child poverty.

“The Green Party is the only major party committed to ending child poverty,” Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:04

The Green Party today announced a major $115 million a year package of support for special education services in schools, including a doubling of the number of children who can access the highest levels of support and more help for pre-school children.

The package is the latest spoke in the Green Party’s school hubs plan which delivers the health and social support kids need onsite at school, and is a key component of the Green Party’s election plan to stop poverty and learning difficulties getting in the way of children reaching their full capabilities.

Friday, September 5, 2014 - 14:29

The narrow Terms of Reference of the inquiry into Judith Collins’ conduct will do nothing to clean up our political system, the Green Party said today.

Today, John Key released the very narrow Terms of Reference for a Government inquiry. The inquiry will only look into the allegations that Ms Collins ‘gunned for’ Mr Adam Feleey while he was the Director of the Serious Fraud Office.

“The narrow Terms of Reference shows that National cannot be trusted to investigate their own potential misconduct,” said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 - 15:56

The Green Party today announced a workers' package that is part of its plan to build a fairer society where all workers have enough to live on.

The key policy points in the Green Party's plan to make life better for all New Zealand workers are:

Monday, September 1, 2014 - 11:41

Prime Minister John Key needs to respect the constitutional status of his Government this close to an election and proceed with an independent Royal commission of inquiry, the Green Party said today.

John Key will this week announce the type and terms of reference of an inquiry into the allegations against former Justice Minister Judith Collins.

“Any inquiry into serious allegations must be independent of the current National Government,” said Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei.

Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 08:47

National's alleged involvement in dirty politics makes it appear that the Government is  looking out for its mates instead of everyday New Zealanders, the Green Party believes, after new allegations that one of John Key's senior Ministers may have been aware of attempts to undermine the Serious Fraud Office's investigations into finance company collapses.

Saturday, August 30, 2014 - 08:51

The National Party’s election campaign has been thrown into chaos with the sacking of John Key’s minister Judith Collins over dirty politics allegations, Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said today.

“The National Party’s election campaign has been thrown into chaos by the dirty politics scandal,” Mrs Turei said.

“National is totally immersed in dirty politics and John Key condoned it.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 16:32

A new report, commissioned by and released today by the Green Party, shows the Education Review Office (ERO) and the Ministry of Education are seriously failing queer students in secondary schools.

The Green Party report, How Safe Are Our Schools?: An analysis of the Current Policy Framework Aimed at Protecting Queer Young People in New Zealand Secondary Schools highlights a severe lack of support, in some schools, for queer and trans* students. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 11:06

The Green Party has announced today that its key housing policy for the election is to deliver healthy houses for our poorest children by improving the quality of rental accommodation and rights of tenants.

The rental package is part of the Green Party's plan to build a fairer society where every child has enough to thrive.

The key policy points in the Green Party's plan to improve rental housing are:

Friday, August 22, 2014 - 11:36

The proposal to set up a forestry co-operative to market New Zealand forest products is welcome, but not if it is foreign controlled and its prime concern is to simply export more unprocessed logs, the Green Party said today.

"The bulk of forests are already foreign owned, and this initiative is intent on wrapping up the rats and mice of New Zealand's remaining 14,000 small forests," Green Party forestry spokesperson Steffan Browning said today.