Monthly Archives: August, 2007

Peters fails the democracy test on Burma

Green Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Keith Locke is disappointed that Foreign Minister Winston Peters did not call for the release of democracy leader Aung San Sun Kyi following his dialogue yesterday with Burmese foreign minister U Nyan Win.

New Immigration Bill a bureaucrat’s Paradise

Green Party Immigration Spokesperson Keith Locke has criticised the Immigration Bill that gives immigration officials the power to subject New Zealanders to random biometric identity checks, and to use secret information in immigration proceedings.

Locke lends support to Paul Buchanan

Green Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Keith Locke is giving moral support to the sacked Auckland University lecturer Paul Buchanan.

Greens voice concern over health of hunger striker

Green MP Keith Locke today expressed concern about the deteriorating health of Iranian hunger striker, Ali Panah, after visiting him in Auckland hospital.

Handcuffing of weak hunger striker shocking

Green Party Human Rights Spokesperson Keith Locke has been shocked to hear that Iranian hunger striker Ali Panah has been handcuffed to a guard while lying in Auckland hospital.

Air NZ ferrying of Australian troops to Iraq ‘appalling’

The revelations that Air New Zealand has been flying Australian combat troops across the Pacific and up to the Iraqi border is an appalling piece of misjudgement by the airline, Green Party Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Keith Locke says.

Immigration Bill First Reading

The Green Party, of course, appreciates that the Government has put a lot of effort into rewriting New Zealand's immigration policy — and a lot of the rewriting is overdue in terms of updat

Iran – Amnesty International and Christian Converts

Oral question - Does the Minister agree with Amnesty International that it is unsafe for proven Christian converts to return to Iran?

Government and Air NZ making Murdoch the fall-guy

Air New Zealand and Government ministers should step up and take responsibility for the debacle over our national carrier ferrying Australian troops to the Iraq war.