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Jan Logie MP on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:24

The Government’s treatment of sexual violence survivors and history of cutting funding to sexual and family violence services stands in stark contrast to John Key’s tirade about rapists in Parliament yesterday, the Green Party says.

Prime Minister John Key caused widespread offence yesterday with his outburst claiming that members of the opposition were “backing rapists” when they questioned his Government’s unwillingness to challenge Australia’s record on human rights.

Jan Logie MP on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 10:39

The Government should set a target date for when women will be paid on par with men in the public sector to show that it take fair pay seriously this Equal Pay Day, the Green Party said today.

November 10 is Equal Pay Day, and Green Party MP’s will be joining the “We’re relying on you” campaign picnic run by unions at 1pm on Parliament lawns," Green Party social development spokesperson Jan Logie said.

“We know that because the difference of what women and men are paid has gotten worse under the National Government," Green Party

Jan Logie MP on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 12:45

The Government should adopt Green Party MP Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill after new figures showing that registrations for the Work & Income NZ family violence programme have increased nearly 50 percent from 2011.

“Staying in employment is critical to reducing the effects of violence, and my Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill would help that to happen,” Green Party social development spokesperson Jan Logie said.

“I am pleased more victims are getting support through WINZ but more could be done to help victims stay in work.

Jan Logie MP on Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 14:13

The Green Party has welcomed the Government’s announcement today that it will set up a joint employer-union working group to address claims under the Equal Pay Act.

“This is an historic victory, led by Kristine Bartlett and the union movement, who have fought to ensure all women are paid fairly for the work they do,” said Green Party Women’s spokesperson Jan Logie

“Kristine’s heroic battle has forced the National Government to treat the underpayment of women seriously.

Jan Logie MP on Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:23

New data released today shows that the difference between median hourly wages for men and women is the largest since National took office in 2008 – evidence that National’s hands-off approach to closing the gender pay gap has failed, the Green Party said.

The difference between men’s and women’s median hourly wages was 11.8 percent in the June quarter 2015, according to the Statistics NZ New Zealand Income Survey, an increase from 9.9 percent in June 2014.*

Jan Logie MP on Monday, September 28, 2015 - 13:44

The Government must not use the Rebstock review to justify their own irrational ideological obsession to privatise CYFS, the Green Party said today.

“The ‘radical overhaul’ that the Minister has signalled after seven years in Government should not result in a free-for-all grab of core Government services,” Green Party women’s spokesperson Jan Logie said.

“The Rebstock review is being used as a stalking horse for companies like Serco to get in and make profit out of some of the most vulnerable children in New Zealand.

Jan Logie MP on Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 12:06

The radical overhaul that is needed for kids in CYFS care to thrive should not include privatisation or abdicate government responsibility the Green Party said today
 
“The Rebstock Report acknowledges previous recommendations have not been implemented and tragically children’s safety has been compromised,” Green Party Social Development spokesperson Jan Logie said.
 
“We needed urgent action at CYFS years ago.
 

Jan Logie MP on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 18:28

The Green Party is accusing Social Development Minister Anne Tolley of misleading Parliament after she repeatedly denied that the embattled prison operator Serco had visited youth justice facilities, when it can now be confirmed it had.

It was revealed by 3News tonight that Serco staff had visited a youth justice facility in South Auckland, prior to the debacle over Serco’s management of Mount Eden Prison being made public.

Jan Logie MP on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 12:25

The Green Party has called for the Government to act on workplace domestic violence issues by picking up a Bill the Greens’ Women’s Issues spokesperson Jan Logie has in the Member’s Bill ballot.

The Greens’ call follows The Warehouse Group’s  announcement today that it is developing a comprehensive human resources policy around domestic violence.

“I congratulate The Warehouse Group for taking this initiative to support those of its staff whose lives are devastated by domestic violence”, said Ms Logie.

Jan Logie MP on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 11:11

The Government’s family violence consultation is welcomed by the Green Party as an overdue and much needed constructive review of family violence law.

The Government has today released their consultation document to strengthen New Zealand’s legislative response to family violence.

“Successive reports for decades have been telling us our current system has been failing women and children,” Green Party social development spokesperson Jan Logie said today.