Yearly Archives: 2000

Nuclear-Free Status Under Threat

New Zealand's status as a nuclear-free leader is threatened by reject nuclear shipments being shuttled through our backyard, Green Party MP and Foreign Affairs spokesperson Keith Locke said today.

Greens Back Protest Against Malaysian Crackdown

The Green Party is calling for New Zealand to join the United States' protest at the arrest of Malaysian opposition leaders.

Greens Call For Inquiry Into Waihopai Spy Base

Green Party MP Keith Locke has called for the Foreign Affairs Select Committee, of which he is a member, to debate the merits and implications of New Zealand's involvement in a global spy network.

Green MP Flies To East Timor

Green MP Keith Locke left this morning with seven other MPs on a delegation to East Timor led by the Minister of Defence, Mark Burton.

Cancel F-16s and sell Skyhawks

Green Party Defence spokesperson Keith Locke today sent a letter to Prime Minister Helen Clark, giving the Green Party's backing for the cancellation of the F-16 contract.

Greens welcome F-16 decision

The Green Party have congratulated the Government for cancelling the F-16 contract.

Scrapping F-16s a good start

The Greens were pleased but not surprised by the government's decision to cancel our order for 28 F-16 fighter jets from the United States.

Waihopai Spybase Rethink Needed

The Green Party is calling for the government to rethink its commitment to the Waihopai electronic interception station in light of developments in the European Parliament.

Australia Setting Bad Example On Asylum Seekers

The Green Party wants the Government to distance itself from Australia's treatment of asylum seekers which contravene Australia's international obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention and other international treaties.