Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Greens to target Australian voters

9 July 1999

Green Party Co-convenor Christine Dann will be in Australia from July 12 - 26 to network with Australian Green Party members and to target New Zealand voters who live down under.

Ms Dann will also be presenting a paper on the Australia New Zealand Food Authority at the AgriFood Research Network Conference at Sydney University.

"Two per cent of the 18 million people in Australia are Kiwi and most of them are under 30," said Christine Dann. "This is a key group the Green Party will be targeting in the coming election and we will be encouraging them to use their special votes to vote Green," she said.

"There is a significant block of New Zealand voters living in Australia which could make a difference to the outcome of the election," she said.

During her trip Christine Dann will be meeting with Australian Greens to discuss an amendment to the ANZFA Act. The amendment, which has been through the Australian House and will go to the Senate in September, will seriously weaken consumer protection from the likes of genetically engineered food, she said.

"This is Australian legislation which, because of ANZFA, will affect all New Zealanders," she said. "I will be investigating how New Zealanders can become involved in this process and how we can make submissions on this crucial amendment."

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods (is the dollar up or down?) the outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country... More>>




Negotiations: What Does Winston Peters Want His Legacy To Be?

A lot of people in New Zealand seem to resent Winston Peters and the power that he appears to have. “Appears” being the operative word.. More>>


Contains Highly Colloquial Language: Your F**king Guide To Government Formation

The following message is in no way endorsed by the Electoral Commission. They are f**king done with this election. More>>

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>


Rorschach Restructuring: Inland Revenue Steps Back From Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>


Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election