The Green Party has announced a reshuffle of MP portfolio responsibilities following the election of James Shaw as Co-leader, with portfolios consolidated to more closely represent Government ministerial positions.
“The new Green portfolios more closely reflect Government Ministerial positions, which will help us to continue to hold Ministers to account for their decisions,” Green Party Co-leaders Metiria Turei and James Shaw said.
“James has taken on Climate Change, to reflect the fact that Climate Change and Inequality are our two key priorities and should be portfolios held by a Co-leader,” Mrs Turei said.
“Julie Anne Genter becomes only the third woman MP ever to hold the Finance portfolio, after National’s Ruth Richardson and, for a brief time, the Maori Party’s Rahui Katene.
“Another significant change is to consolidate what had previously been several portfolios into the single Primary Industries portfolio, which will be held by Eugenie Sage.
Mr Shaw added: “The primary industries are a core part of the New Zealand economy, and provide some of the most exciting opportunities to transition our economy into a smarter, cleaner future.
“Metiria and I have worked with the caucus to align portfolios with MPs’ particular strengths, so we can provide more smart, green policy solutions while continuing to hold the Government to account.”
Building and Housing (inc. Social Housing, HNZ)
National Intelligence and Security (inc. NZSIS, GCSB)
Health (inc. ACC, Sport & Recreation)
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
Energy and Resources
Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment
Science and Innovation
Education (inc. Novopay)
Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Foreign Affairs (inc. Defence, Disarmament, Customs)
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Finance (inc. Revenue, SOEs)
Commerce and Consumer Affairs (inc. Regulatory Reform)
Social Development (inc. Women, Community and Voluntary Sector)
Local Government (inc. Civil Defence)
Criminal Justice (inc. Courts, Corrections, Police)
Workplace Relations and Safety
Immigration, Pacific Peoples, Ethnic Affairs
Internal Affairs (inc. Statistics, Arts Culture & Heritage, Ministerial Services, Racing, Gambling)