Monthly Archives: September, 2007

Time for Government to show compassion to Panah – Locke

After visiting Iranian Ali Panah in prison yesterday Green MP Keith Locke called for urgent Government intervention.

Locke jubilant at release

Green MP Keith Locke is thrilled at the news of Ali Panah's release on bail in Auckland today.

Iran’s hard position on returnees makes Panah’s detention unjust

Green Party Immigration Spokesperson MP Keith Locke says that an Iranian Embassy press statement today has shown how unlikely it is that Iran will withdraw its requirement that deportees must sign passport documents.

Denigration of Ali Panah hides real issue of justice

Green Party Immigration Spokesperson Keith Locke says he is quite happy to take up Immigration Minister David Cunliffe's challenge for Ali Panah's supporters to tell the true story about his case.

China and Cyber Hacking

It is disturbing to see our government so scared of offending the Chinese government, even when its officials are hacking into our government computers. There doesn't seem to be any question t

Zaoui victory welcomed, SIS must be opened up to scrutiny

Green Party MP Keith Locke is delighted by the decision to withdraw the risk security certificate against the Algerian refugee Ahmed Zaoui, and has called for both genuine parliamentary oversight of the SIS and less use of secret evidence in future.

Civil Aviation Amendment Bill (No 2) Third Reading

The Green Party is supporting this legislation, despite its strong objection to the provision for armed air marshals to be on planes.

Civil Aviation Amendment Bill (No 2) Third Reading

The Green Party is supporting this legislation, despite its strong objection to the provision for armed air marshals to be on planes.

Toxic fumes tests needed for Auckland schools at risk

Auckland Green Party MP Keith Locke has called for urgent air quality testing of schools in Auckland areas already known to be at risk from high levels of toxic fumes.