Yearly Archives: 2007

Clark should raise plight of jailed Filipino MP

As Prime Minister Helen Clark prepares to leave for the Philippines for a meeting of Asean leaders, Green Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Keith Locke has sent her a letter urging her to raise w

Zaoui delays mean family should be re-united here now

Delays in the review concerning Algerian politician Ahmed Zaoui mean that Immigration Minister David Cunliffe should allow the Zaoui family to be re-united here in the meantime, Green Party Human Rights Spokesperson Keith Locke says.

New Zealand must protest arrest of pro-democracy leader

New Zealand should be pressing for the release of the leading Tongan pro-democracy MP Akilisi Pohiva, Green Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Keith Locke says.

Government should press U.N. over Fiji troops

Green Party MP Keith Locke says the Government should be asking the United Nations to be more socially responsible in its selection of troops for its peacekeeping missions.

Locke rebuts Peters’ accusations of anti-Americanism

Green Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson MP Keith Locke has rejected Foreign Minister Winston Peters' accusation that those who criticise the Bush administration are motivated by feelings of anti-Americanism.

Greens criticise rising use of taser ‘painting’

Green Party Police Spokesperson Keith Locke has backed the Auckland District Law Society's wide-ranging concerns about the lack of police compliance to guidelines governing the use of tasers.

Government in denial over Zaoui case

Immigration Minister David Cunliffe needs to explain his refusal to allow the family of Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui to be re-united while the SIS and Inspector-General Paul Neazor drag their feet on the review of his case

Howard adrift in Iraq, needs a reality check from Clark

" Since Australian Prime Minister John Howard has shown himself open to free and frank discussions with international politicians about the wisdom of military involvement in Iraq, Prime Minister Helen Clark should not hold back on urging Mr Howard to withdraw Aussie troops immediately from Iraq,"...

Sustainable world cup a goal for Mallard

Trevor Mallard's Eden Park stadium plan has received a tentative Mexican wave from the Green Party.