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


Landslide response to Greens' call for ETS input

22 August 2008

Landslide response to Greens' call for ETS input

The Green Party is facing a busy weekend at the computer as views from the public on their ETS decision flood in.

Yesterday, Green Party Co-Leader Jeanette Fitzsimons held a press conference calling for public input on whether the Green Party should support the ETS legislation or not, given the areas where it had been possible to achieve change, and the areas where it had not. The Greens' support is vital for the legislation to pass.

"By 4 pm yesterday we had received dozens of responses to our account; this morning it is over 300 and they are still arriving faster than we can read them" Ms Fitzsimons says.

"I'm delighted that so many people care about our response to climate change and are willing to give us their thoughts about the changes to the bill that are important to them.

"I am personally committed to reading all the arguments put forward.

"So far we have not been able to look at all of them but it appears that they are split for and against.

"Some are commenting just on whether emissions trading is a good idea or not, but others are responding specifically on the relative importance of the areas where we have been able to achieve positive change, and the areas where we have not."

"We will consider all the arguments carefully and a summary will be prepared for our caucus on Tuesday."

People can email their opinions to


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Yesterday’s Big Parliamentary Air Kiss To China

In order to obtain support from the two major parties, Act Party deputy leader Brooke Van Velden twice had to soften the language of her parliamentary motion yesterday condemning China’s persecution of the Uighurs. The key word “genocide” was deleted. Evidently, the kind of resolution passed by a conservative government in the UK proved to be far too tough for a centre-left Labour government and a centre-right National opposition to countenance. Yesterday, the two major parties were united in their fear of retribution from China... More>>


Government: Fair Pay Agreements To Improve Pay And Conditions For Essential Workers

The Government is delivering on its pre-election commitment to implement Fair Pay Agreements which will improve wages and conditions, as well as help support our economic recovery, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today. More>>


Public Services: Government Sets Pay And Workforce Expectations For The Public Sector

The Government’s Workforce Policy Statement issued today sets out its expectations for pay and employment relations in the Public Sector, the Minister of Finance and Minister for the Public Service say. “New Zealand has had an exceptionally successful ... More>>


Government: Budget 2021 Reprioritises Nearly $1 Billion

Hon Grant Robertson Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Finance The Government’s strong pandemic response and the better than expected economic recovery means not all the money allocated in the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund has been spent, ... More>>


PM: Statement On The Speaker And Annual Review Debate

“The serious issue of alleged sexual assault and harassment at Parliament was poorly managed and inappropriately politicised last night. The tone of the debate did not reflect well on Parliament as a whole,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. ... More>>

Parliament: Mallard Fails To Give Taxpayers A Straight Answer

Trevor Mallard has confirmed he is unfit to be Parliament’s Speaker by failing to answer several important questions relating to the false rape accusation saga that cost taxpayers more than $330,000, Shadow Leader of the House Chris Bishop says. ... More>>

Local Government: Independent Review To Explore Future

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says an independent review of local government will explore how councils can maintain and improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders in the communities they serve long into the future. More>>


PM Ardern And PM Morrison: Commencement Of Two-Way Quarantine-Free Travel Between Australia And New Zealand

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern Commencement of two-way quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand Today, Australia and New Zealand have fulfilled their commitment to establish two-way quarantine free ... More>>




InfoPages News Channels