Public Referendum Needed On Marriage Amendment Bill
Rt Hon Winston Peters
New Zealand First Leader
Public Referendum Needed On Marriage Amendment
New Zealand First will not vote for the Marriage
(Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill and wants a public
referendum to decide the issue.
Rt Hon Winston Peters says
the New Zealand First caucus believes that issues such as
this should be decided by trusting the people of New Zealand
to decide rather than to leave it to temporarily empowered
“It should be a binding referendum after
opportunity is given for a reasoned debate.
use of public referenda on such issues has always been New
Zealand First’s position,” says Mr
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Greens: Oil Drilling Face-Off With Labour
The plan is the second component of the Party’s environmental priority this election: Rivers clean enough to swim in again, and beaches safe from oil spills.
The Green Party loves New Zealand and will create a cleaner environment where our beaches remain open for swimming, not closed for oil spills.
The key policy points in the Green Party’s plan to protect our beaches from oil spills are to:
1. Prohibit deep sea oil drilling;
2. Implement compulsory shipping lanes for coastal shipping;
3. Build Maritime New Zealand’s oil spill response capability; and
4. Introduce a stronger legal framework so that when accidents do happen, the New Zealand taxpayer does not have to pay for the clean-up. More>>
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