Greens

Royal succession changes must end all discrimination against Catholics

Green MP Keith Locke says that any changes to the royal succession laws must end all discrimination against Catholics.

NZ must review SAS role after UN Report on prisoner torture

The Government must review the SAS’s role in joint operations with the Afghan Crisis Response Unit after the release of a United Nations report detailing widespread torture in Afghan detention facilities, Green Party Defence spokesperson Keith Locke said today.

Keith Locke returns for the Video Camera Surveillance (Temporary Measures) Bill – second reading

"It is a fundamental principle of law that people engaged in court proceedings have the right to access the law as it applied at the time of the alleged offence" ...

Bill gives all state agencies free reign

The Video Surveillance Bill as it has come back from the Select Committee remains offensive to the rule of law, Green Party Police spokesperson Keith Locke said today.

Wardak raid needs thorough inquiry

There needs to be a thorough inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of SAS soldier Leon Smith in Afghanistan’s Wardak province this week, Green Party foreign affairs spokesperson Keith Locke said today.

Keith Locke’s valedictory speech

"I’ve waved Tibetan and West Papuan flags on the steps of Parliament, presented a nuke-free NZ badge to Hillary Clinton — she was rather startled — and presented a letter from antiwar groups to Tony Blair" ...

Keith Locke on the Video Camera Surveillance (Temporary Measures) Bill – first reading

The essence of this is that this Government is overriding one of the most important laws on our statute book—that is, the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act

McCully should come clean on where NZ stands on Palestine

New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully needs to come clean on whether he supports the United Nations recognising Palestine as a state, Green Party foreign affairs spokesperson Keith Locke said today.