Posts Tagged ‘Green Party’

Abandoned houses could be the key to unlocking the housing crisis

Thursday, May 30th, 2024

The Green Party believes that a tax on homebuyers is needed to stop houses from lying unused. Green Party spokesperson for housing Tamantha Paul said that houses shouldn’t be left empty. “If there’s a house and it’s safe to live in, then we should fill those houses. It’s crazy that houses would sit abandoned when Read more

Human rights abuses – ‘guilty’ landlords

Monday, July 31st, 2023
negligent landlords

Some New Zealand landlords are so neglectful, the properties they let contravene basic human rights. They’re damp, squalid, cold, neglected and expensive. Yet in many, rents keep going up. While rent hikes can reflect the costs landlords face, there are standards that must be maintained, according to Wellington Property Investors Association president Peter Ambrose. Passing Read more

Bolger challenges Ardern on environment promises

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Former National Prime Minister Jim Bolger is challenging Jacinda Ardern to live up to her promises and deliver rapid progress on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Bolger says many people have been disappointed at the Government’s “timid response on Green issues” over the past three years, despite having the Green Party in Cabinet for the first Read more

Proposed wealth tax will hurt the cash poor

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

A South Auckland poverty advocate says the Green Party’s proposed wealth tax will hurt people who are not wealthy. The proposed wealth tax would introduce a one percent tax on net assets over $1 million and two percent tax over $2 million. The proposal excludes housing wealth under a mortgage from the tax calculation. The Read more

Wealth tax and negative interest hit retired and poor

Thursday, September 24th, 2020
retired and poor

Retired and poor New Zealanders are most likely to feel the impact of negative interest rates. Increased inequality and a worsening of the wealth gap are likely outcomes of the Official Cash Rate (OCR) falling below zero, warn ASB economists. The ASB warns that from a longer-term perspective zero interest rates could actually create wider Read more

Right to Life say Green Party hasn’t responded any of their 8 letters

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Green party Members of Parliament have declined to respond to any of the eight letters sent to them by Right to life. The correspondence was seeking information on important life issues and clarification of the Party’s policies on parental notification, euthanasia, the decriminalisation of abortion, the “Inside Out” sexuality education programme and the Party’s proposal Read more

Greens say banning abortion protests worth thinking about

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Green MP Jan Logie says it is worth debating whether New Zealand should ban protests around abortion clinics, similar to those enforced in some Australian states. In the Australian states of Tasmania and Victoria, filming, intimidation and protests are banned within 150m of abortion centres. In New South Wales, a bill to provide a 150m Read more

UK Greens would remove state funding of church schools

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

The Green Party in the United Kingdom would strip church schools of taxpayer funding if it became the government. The Greens are now sitting at 11 per cent support in polling ahead of the May general election in the UK. They are close to a position where they could influence policy of a future government. Read more

Greens want to decriminalise abortion

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

The Green Party supports the decriminalisation of abortion. Having an abortion in New Zealand is still a crime under the Crimes Act, unless a pregnant woman faces a danger to her life, physical or mental health. The Greens wants to make abortion freely available to women up to 20 weeks pregnant. Read Green Party Press Read more

Southlanders for life, totally opposed to violence

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Pro Life group, Southlanders for Life, have denied the implication made in the media that their request to be given the names of the names of  the staff of the Invercargill Abortion facility is in some way connected to the anonymous threat of violence against the facility and its staff made in an email to the Abortion Law Reform Association Read more