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KEITH LOCKE (Green): The Green Party will also oppose the Rugby
KEITH LOCKE (Green): Following on from David Parker’s speech, I
The Green Party will oppose the State Sector Management Bill because it could have a disastrous effect on both the National Library and Archives New Zealand. Those two institutions are so important, not only for the present generation but also for future generations of New Zealanders.
Green Party MP Keith Locke is asking the Government and New Zealand Olympic officials to challenge Beijing’s censorship of websites available to those visiting the Games. “Our officials can’t stay silent while China blatantly goes back on its pledge to allow those reporting the games free access to the internet,” Mr Locke, the Party’s Sports Spokesperson, says.
Green Party MP Keith Locke wants the Government to ensure the Black Caps tour of Zimbabwe doesn’t go ahead. New Zealand Cricket is saying it won’t stop the tour on its own, and suffer penalties under International Cricket Council rules. The ICC, at its conference this week, decided that Zimbabwe Cricket would remain a part of the Future Tours Programme.
Green Party MP Keith Locke wants New Zealand to back Britain in getting Zimbabwe cricket kicked out of the World Twenty20 next year. “We’ve got to use every bit of leverage we have against the Mugabe regime,” said Mr Locke, the Green Party’s Sports Spokesperson. “Following the English example would also mean cancelling the Black Caps planned tour of Zimbabwe next July.
The Green Party welcomes the U-turn today from the Government and the New Zealand Olympic Association to give New Zealand Olympic athletes the right to speak freely about what they see in China.
Green Party Sports Spokesperson Keith Locke has written to the New Zealand Olympic Committee asking it amend its contract with Olympic team members and guarantee their right to free speech while in China.
KEITH LOCKE (Green): I would like to commend the Speaker for taking so seriously the exclusion of an accredited parliamentary press gallery journalist, Nick Wang, from a photo opportunity on th