Green Party welcome decision to offer more refugees a safe home

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

The Green Party have welcomed the Government’s decision to increase the refugee quota to 1500 annually, meaning more families, women and children fleeing war and persecution will have a safe place to call home.

Green Co-leader Marama Davidson, said:

“To those who have fled persecution and need a safe place to call home, we want you to know New Zealand welcomes you.

“We are a kind, compassionate and safe country. New Zealanders want to help and we can.

Green spokesperson on immigration and human rights Golriz Ghahraman, said:  

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Green Party: 125 years since NZ women won the right to vote, we will keep working in Parliament for equity for women

Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

On the 125 year anniversary since New Zealand women won the right to vote, the Green Party are celebrating wins in Government for women, and commit to keep working in the space to achieve full equity.

“Of course New Zealand was at the forefront of getting our wāhine the vote, 125 years on and women are still doing incredible work to ensure equity in work, safety and happiness in our homes, and fairness in our parliament” Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson said today.

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On the 125 year anniversary since New Zealand women won the right to vote, the Green Party are celebrating wins in Government for women, and commit to keep working in the space to achieve full equity.

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Green Party welcome Government saving Golden Bay mental health service whilst review under way

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Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick has welcomed the extension of funding for Te Whare Mahana mental health service in Golden Bay while the Government conducts its review of mental health services.

“Security of funding for mental health services is one of the top issues raised with me by constituents. I visited Te Whare Mahana and their work was essential for not just the region, but the number of patients who travel across the country for their specialised services,” Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick said today.

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Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick has welcomed the extension of funding for Te Whare Mahana mental health service in Golden Bay while the Government conducts its review of mental health services.

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Green Party welcomes proactive release of cabinet papers

The Green Party tautoko the Government proactively releasing Cabinet papers to ensure and openness and accessibility, but will work to go even further.

“The Green Party have always strongly advocated for open and accessible Government. It’s a commitment in our Confidence and Supply Agreement, so we are pleased the Government is delivering”, Green spokesperson for Open and Accessible Government, Chlöe Swarbrick said today.

“New Zealanders deserve to know what has been decided by Government in a timely manner.

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The Green Party tautoko the Government proactively releasing Cabinet papers to ensure and openness and accessibility, but will work to go even further.

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Green Party oppose further deployment of NZ troops to Afghanistan and Iraq

The decision by Cabinet to continue to deploy troops to Iraq and Afghanistan is strongly opposed by the Green Party, who believe the money would be better spent on humanitarian aid in the regions.

“We opposed the extension of the troops in Iraq in 2016 and we are opposing it now. John Key make a broken promise that the Iraq deployment would only last two years. It’s been a total of four years now and yet troops remain in an ongoing capacity”, Green MP Golriz Ghahraman said today.

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The decision by Cabinet to continue to deploy troops to Iraq and Afghanistan is strongly opposed by the Green Party, who believe the money would be better spent on humanitarian aid in the regions.

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Predator Free Waiheke ambition

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Waiheke Island is possum-free and now the community has rats and stoats in its sights as part of a bid to make the whole island predator free by 2025, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage says.

Eugenie Sage today announced $2.6 million of Predator Free 2050 Ltd funding for Te Korowai o Waiheke: Towards Predator Free Waiheke. A total of $10.9 million is budgeted for the project which was launched at Piritahi Marae on Waiheke today.

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Waiheke Island is possum-free and now the community has rats and stoats in its sights as part of a bid to make the whole island predator free by 2025, Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage says.

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Te Wiki Tiaki Ao Turoa/Conservation Week call to action for nature

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Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage is calling on kiwis to get involved in Conservation Week or Te Wiki Tiaki Ao Turoa.

Eugenie Sage today joined the Department of Conservation (DOC) and Auckland Council to celebrate environmental heroes, including more than 400 community conservation groups, at Auckland’s Pestival.

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Green Party welcome Government saving regional mental health service whilst review under way

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Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick has welcomed the extension of funding for Te Kūwatawata mental health service in Gisborne while the Government conducts its review of mental health services.

“Security of funding for mental health services is one of the top issues raised with me by constituents. I visited Te Kūwatawata clinic and their work was incredibly inspiring, effective and fit-for-purpose,” Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick said today.

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Green Party MP Chlöe Swarbrick has welcomed the extension of funding for Te Kūwatawata mental health service in Gisborne while the Government conducts its review of mental health services.

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Native threatened freshwater fish bill passes first reading

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A bill to better protect indigenous freshwater fish passed its first reading in Parliament today.

The Conservation (Indigenous Freshwater Fish) Amendment Bill amends the Conservation Act 1987. The bill enables the Minister of Conservation to review and improve regulations on fish passage, and develop regulations to address threats such as damage to fish spawning sites and fish being killed by activities such as drainage works and pump stations.

“Just under half our indigenous freshwater fish are threatened with extinction,” said Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage.

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