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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 14:02

The Government’s decision to accept all recommendations from a Select Committee inquiry initiated by Green Party MP Jan Logie is a huge win for sexual violence survivors and those working to help them, the Green Party says.

The Government has today released its response to the recommendations of the Social Services Select Committee, following an inquiry into sexual violence services sparked by Green Party women’s spokesperson Jan Logie. The Government has accepted or broadly accepted all 32 of the committee’s recommendations.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:21

The Government needs to correct how it pays Working for Families and the accommodation supplement to stop the value of them decreasing, the Green Party said today.

The Government has been criticised today for deliberately running down the value of Working for Families and the accommodation supplement to the point that Kiwi families receiving the payments are falling into further hardship. These supports were introduced to help families sustain themselves and make sure they could afford rent and the basics.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 11:31

The Green Party is calling on Prime Minister John Key to bring the women’s portfolio back into Cabinet.

While portfolios like racing remain with Ministers inside Cabinet, the women’s portfolio has been locked out since John Key removed it from Cabinet in 2011.

“To mark International Women’s Day today, John Key could signal a commitment to reverse the decline for women that’s occurred under his Government by elevating the women’s portfolio to a Cabinet-level position,” Green Party women’s spokesperson Jan Logie said.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 14:15

The Green Party is calling on the Government to adopt Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill following calls to change employment law to protect people from family violence.

Submissions received as part of a Government review of family violence laws have recommended changing employment law to create paid employment leave for people in a family violence situation.

Friday, February 5, 2016 - 11:33

The report into the treatment of a diplomat found guilty of indecent assault highlights a failure of Government Ministers to show political leadership over sexual violence, the Green Party said today.

Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 12:13

The Green Party is calling for the immediate release of the Government report into the treatment of a Malaysian diplomat convicted of indecent assault now that the diplomat has been found guilty and sentenced.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 11:20

The National Government must make achieving equal pay for New Zealand women a priority in 2016, or risks further contributing to the growing gender pay gap, the Green Party said today.

The New Zealand Herald today revealed that the gender pay gap is the worst it’s been in almost 10 years, with the median wage for Kiwi men almost $8,000 more than Kiwi women.

“We are at a crisis point with the gender pay gap in this country,” said Green Party women’s issues spokesperson Jan Logie. “Women are still not being paid what they’re worth because of their gender.

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 13:03

A Committee of MPs from across Parliament has today called for better, and more sustainable funding for specialist sexual violence services after finding that current funding is not enough to keep people safe, the Green Party said today.

The Social Services Select Committee reported back to Parliament today following the Green Party-initiated review of funding for specialist sexual violence social services.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 10:55

Resolving state care compensation cases in a just and prompt manner should be a priority for the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), the Green Party said today.

It has been revealed today that MSD has withheld people’s personal information that they need to help resolve historical abuse compensation cases.

Sunday, December 6, 2015 - 09:54

The Green Party is calling for a comprehensive review into what involvement, if any, Cabinet Ministers had in the decision to allow a Malaysian diplomat, who had been charged with serious sexual offences, to leave New Zealand before his trial.