Monthly Archives: May, 2005

Defence spend-up unnecessary if peacemaking the main goal

The massive increase in defence spending announced today would be unnecessary if New Zealand concentrated on peacekeeping and security in the South Pacific, rather than equipping for major combat, says Green MP Keith Locke.

Appropriations – Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Audit Office and Ombudsmen

The Greens are supporting this report about the alterations to the appropriations for Audit New Zealand, the Ombudsmen and the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment.

Winston’s immigration antics would make Saddam proud

The Government has effectively surrendered New Zealand's immigration policy to the xenophobic clutches of Winston Peters, says Green MP Keith Locke.

Peters-inspired checks risk re-traumatising migrants

Green MP Keith Locke is backing migrant communities' concerns that the immigration checks prompted by Winston Peters' latest grandstanding are too intrusive.

Question for Oral Answer: Student Support – Discussion Document

Questions for Oral Answer on the proposed tertiary savings scheme.

Police 111 system

The Green Party is pleased to speak in this debate, because this is a very bad situation.

Auckland Greens support carpooling and the bus drivers

The Greens are taking the carpooling message on to Auckland's roads tomorrow morning, displaying three banners promoting the 'www.carshare.co.nz' website at strategic points around the city.

Minister and Commissioner need to face up to their responsibilities

Police Minister George Hawkins and Commissioner Rob Robinson have to face up to their responsibility to drastically improve the 111 system, Green MP Keith Locke says.

JustPeace # 79

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