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


ACT Welcomes National Call For Seabed Debate

ACT Welcomes National Call For Seabed Debate

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Ken Shirley today lent his support to National Deputy Leader Gerry Brownlee's proposal to forego any adjournment debate in favour of a debate over the foreshore and seabed issue.

"If the Labour Government will not allow debate on this issue before Parliament rises for the Christmas break, then we should forego any adjournment debate to give time to the foreshore and seabed issue.

"The adjournment debate is important, as it is Parliament's last opportunity to reflect on the year, and to debate important outstanding political issues. The Labour Government, however, is arrogantly by-passing Parliament and attempting to dump its outrageous policies on the public - in the hope that they will be obscured in the pre-Christmas rush.

"The seabed and foreshore important issue will impact on all New Zealanders, Maori and non-Maori alike. Labour has made it clear that it will result only in more laws based on race. This is totally unacceptable in a civilised society," Mr Shirley said.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Lancet’s Stance Against The Olympic Games, And On The US Culture Battles Over Abortion

Yesterday - barely a month before the opening ceremony - the Lancet medical journal has called for a global conversation on whether the Olympics should go ahead. But who is able to take part in that conversation? Not the hosts, evidently. In poll after poll, a huge majority of the Japanese people have made it clear they do not want to host the Games... More>>


Environment: Bringing Back The Health Of Hauraki Gulf

New marine protection areas and restrictions on fishing are among a raft of changes being put in place to protect the Hauraki Gulf for future generations.
The new strategy, Revitalising the Gulf – Government action on the Sea Change Plan, released today... More>>


NZ First Returns: Winston Peters - AGM Address

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s a pleasure to be in Auckland for the 28th New Zealand First Party Conference. It is our intention and mission to remain the most successful political party outside of National and Labour in the last three decades... More>>

Government: New Members Appointed To Waitangi Tribunal

Minister for Māori Development, Hon Willie Jackson, today announced the appointment of three new members to the Waitangi Tribunal and the reappointment of one existing member to the Waitangi Tribunal... More>>

NZNO: Nurses Reject DHB Offer And Confirm Strike Action

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation says its 30,000 members who work in DHBs have voted overwhelmingly to reject a second offer in their current round of multi-employer collective agreement (MECA) negotiations... More>>





InfoPages News Channels