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Do we want law breakers or law makers in Parlt?

17 November 1999


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Do we want law breakers or law makers in Parliament?

Jeanette Fitzsimmons sent an explicit warning to voters about what she and her Green Party would contribute to any Centre Left Government. The Green Party Co-Leader stated that "sometimes it becomes a civic duty to beak the law". This statement arose form criticism of her party's website having links to a terrorist style sabotage manual.
"Parliament is a place where laws are made. This is no place for people using the guise of a political party to push their own extremist causes, particularly when they believe that breaking the law is an acceptable form of action. If the Greens don't respect the law what hope is there of them respecting Helen Clark and further, respecting the institution of Government" said the national party's Ikaroa-Rawhiti Candidate Dale Stephens. Dale sees that open and honest government is what the public deserves and demands. Any coalition agreements also need to be transparent to give the public confidence that government can function effectively.
"The Greens have indicated that they are capable of illegal activity to achieve their aims. The Alliance has indicated that they will revert to policies of the 70's including implementing tariffs more extreme than we have ever seen, and labour regularly distances itself from its allies. These are simple examples of potential rifts for any centre-left coalition. I challenge the Labour Party to state just what extent of madness the New Zealand public will have to tolerate from a centre left government."

Dale Aotea Stephens
Candidate: Ikaroa Rawhiti

For further information contact: Chris Hornsby on 04-4980538 or Dale Stephens as per the attached contact details.

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