Parliament

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

 

Delamere dumping last gasp of dying government

The bizarre actions of the Minister of Immigration and his dumping just days before the election shows the poor judgement of Jenny Shipley and has opened up a huge rift inside ACT's ranks.

'This bizarre situation is the last ridiculous act of a dying government,' Alliance leader Jim Anderton said.

'Delamere grossly overstepped his position as Minister of Immigration making a unilateral policy decision just days before the election.

'But Shipley has only half sacked Delamere, removing him as Minister but not removing him from cabinet. This is just one more example of her appallingly bad political judgement.

'What is worse for National is that part of National's only coalition partner, ACT seems to be supporting Delamere.

'It has been reported that ACT MP Donna Awatere Huata seems to be supporting Delamere.

'Richard Prebble has to explain while on National TV he is against Delamere's actions but his only Maori MP is for Delamere.

'ACT and National are cracking under the strain of a looming defeat. ACT has made a huge blunder on this issue. They have lost credibility. It is not credible for ACT to support Delamere on one hand and attack him on the other.

'Over the last three years Shipley's National government has sold hundreds of thousands of hectares of land to foreign investors without uttering any objections, but now in the last three days of her government she finally rejects further investment.

'New Zealanders are looking on in dismay as nightly this government's scandals are revealed.

'It is time for a change, a party vote for the Alliance will make sure that this kind of scandal does not happen again,' Jim Anderton said.

Visit http://www.alliance.org.nz for more information about the Alliance

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Jami-Lee Ross (And The New Hobbit Law)

Clearly, Jami-Lee Ross is not waging a normal form of political warfare, with agreed rules of combat and rational cost/benefit calculations.

This is politics-as-terrorism where everything is being sacrificed by the man in the bomb vest in order to remove Simon Bridges as the leader of the National Party. More>>

 
 

Political Donations: Greens Call For Tighter Anonymity Rules And Public Funding

“It is clear that those vested interests have a tangible influence on the decision making of political parties. This is a threat to democracy and should change.” More>>

Education Amendment Bill Proceeda: Urgency Sought For Partnership School Treaty Claim

The claim takes issue with the acts and omissions of the Crown in respect of the closure of Partnership Schools | Kura Hourua. More>>

ALSO:

Salvation Army Paper: Call For Public Housing Investment

To meet these future demands the report suggests the government needs to look beyond the private rental market and begin to invest heavily into home-ownership programmes and more public and social housing. More>>

ALSO:

Fate Of Tahr Sealed: Himalayan Tahr Control Operation Proceeding

“The target of controlling 10,000 Himalayan tahr over the next eight months remains. The revised plan provides for a staged control operation with increased reporting to the Tahr Liaison Group...” More>>

ALSO:

Health: Petitions To Fund Breast Cancer Drugs

Women marching to Parliament today, to present two petitions calling for Government funding of vital medicines, have 100% support from a coalition representing than 30 breast cancer organisations. More>>

ALSO:

Animal Welfare Advisory Committee: Report On Rodeo Practices Released

The independent committee that advises the Minister responsible for Animal Welfare, has today released a report on animal welfare in rodeos, together with advice to the Minister making recommendations to improve the welfare of the animals in rodeos. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Fuel And Leaks

Other topics included the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey, the relation between the Government moves against high fuel prices and the commitment to act on climate change, NZTA's failures in compliance checks ... More>>

ALSO:

New Hager Investigation: War Crimes, Sexual Assaults And Coverups In Armed Forces

A string of current and ex-New Zealand Defence Force staff have contacted Hager since the book he co-authored with Jon Stephenson – Hit & Run – was published in March 2017... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels