Monthly Archives: July, 2007

Aviation Bill would still allow for armed air marshals

Green Party Human Rights Spokesperson Keith Locke is disappointed that the Aviation Security Bill, as reported back from the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee, would still allow armed air marshals on planes flying in and out of New Zealand

Greens salute bravery of Corporal Apiata VC

The Green Party supported the motion in Parliament today to salute the bravery of Corporal Willy Apiata, and his receipt of the Victoria Cross.

Human Rights are NOT for Sale

Green Party Human Rights Spokesperson Keith Locke and Chinese dissident Chen Yonglin will be among speakers at a rally being held at Parliament on Thursday the 19th of July.

Minimum Wage (Abolition of Age Discrimination) Second Reading

KEITH LOCKE (Green): It is somewhat disappointing, after my colleague Sue Bradford put this bill in, and after it got though the first reading and went on to the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee, that the bill has been rather gutted at that committee. It is very much a fifty-fifty sort of bill, a half-hearted bill, in the way it has come back from the select committee.

No political witch hunts, Greens say

The Green Party is rejecting proposals for a register of the political interests of civil servants and their partners.