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Dunne to Greens: let the people decide


Dunne to Greens: let the people decide

United Future leader Peter Dunne today wrote to the co-leaders of the Green party urging the 9 Green MP’s to vote in favour of an amendment to the Civil Union Bill that would see the Bill, if passed, made subject to a national referendum at the next election.

Mr Dunne said “This is an issue of great moral weight which has clearly divided Parliament and the nation.

“As a party that has consistently campaigned for a more direct form of participatory democracy, the Greens are now in a position to act on that principle, and see this issue decided by a popular referendum.

“The Greens have an extra responsibility in this matter as they are the MP’s who have agreed with the Labour-led Government to push this Bill through Parliament under urgency.

“I urge the Greens caucus today to consider my request carefully and sensibly to let all New Zealanders have a say on this crucial moral question,” said Mr Dunne.


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