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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.

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.

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.

Green Party won’t support Video Surveillance Bill

The Video Camera Surveillance (Temporary Measures) Bill is unnecessary and offensive to both the rule of law and proper parliamentary process, Green Party human rights spokesperson Keith Locke said today.

Inquiry needed into Police overreaction in ‘terror’ cases

There needs to be an independent inquiry into the way Police handled the cases against a number of Tuhoe and political activists, Green Party Police spokesperson Keith Locke said today.

MPs should investigate Hager’s claims about Defence

Nicky Hager’s latest book, Other People’s Wars, should prompt a parliamentary review of our Defence and Intelligence relations with the United States, Green Party Defence Spokesperson Keith Locke said today.

Fishing inquiry needs to hear first-hand evidence of affected seafarers

The announcement of a panel and terms of reference for an inquiry into the conditions on foreign charter vessels operating in New Zealand waters is good news, Green Party industrial relations spokesperson Keith Locke said today.