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Green MPs reshuffle policy portfolios

12 October 2005

Green MPs reshuffle policy portfolios

The Green Party Caucus has today reallocated its policy portfolios amongst its six MPs for the coming parliamentary term.

Co-Leader Rod Donald says that there has been some reshuffling, as well as the reallocation of responsibilities previously covered by departed MPs.

"While all MPs have an increased workload, second-term MP Metiria Turei has picked up significant new responsibilities, including Justice, Conservation and Biosecurity," Mr Donald says.

MPs' policy portfolios As of 12 October 2005

Jeanette Fitzsimons - Climate Change Energy Environment Fisheries Forestry Genetic Engineering Oceans Research, Science and Technology, incl. Crown Research Institutes Sustainable Economics Transport Treaty Issues (Assoc.)

Rod Donald - Buy Kiwi Made Commerce Electoral Reform Finance and Revenue Land Information Regional Development and Small Business Superannuation Sustainable Economics State services Statistics Tourism Trade Waste

Sue Bradford - ACC Agriculture Arts and Culture (Assoc.) Children's Affairs Community and Volunteer Sector Community Economic Development and Small Business Disability Issues Employment Gambling Housing Industrial Relations Internal Affairs Mental Health National Library and Archives Racing Rural Affairs Social Services

Sue Kedgley - Animal Welfare Arts and Culture Broadcasting Consumer Affairs Environment (Assoc.) Health Local Government Organics Safe Food Transport (Assoc. Wellington) Women's Affairs

Keith Locke -Civil Defence Customs Defence Disarmament Ethnic Affairs Foreign Affairs Human Rights Immigration Industrial Relations (Assoc.) Overseas Development Assistance Pacific Island Affairs Police Security and Intelligence Sports, Fitness and Leisure Transport (Assoc. Auckland) Veteran Affairs

Metiria Turei - Biosecurity Conservation Education, incl. Tertiary Environmental Education Health (Assoc. Alcohol and Drugs) Information Technology and Communications Justice Maori Affairs Treaty Issues Youth Affairs

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