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A Labour/Green Government Could Be A Huge Win For Animals

Current polling suggests the Labour party will need the Greens to form a new Government and this could mean big gains for animals.

SAFE CEO Debra Ashton said the two parties have already agreed on a phaseout of cruel colony cages in previous election campaigns.

"Both the Labour party and Green party promised to phase out colony cages in 2014 and 2017, so they can finally fulfil that promise together," said Ashton.

The Green party’s election manifesto states they will ban live export and Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has also expressed concerns about the trade.

When asked whether or not she would ban live export on the AM Show this morning, she said she thinks the trade is highly problematic, with animal welfare and reputational issues.

"These should be easy decisions for a Labour/Green Government and while there is a lot more to be done on animal welfare, this is a good start."

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Gordon Campbell: On The Perils Of Joining AUKUS Pillar Two


The lure for New Zealand to join the AUKUS military alliance is that membership of only its “second pillar” will still (supposedly) give us access to state of the art military technologies. As top US official Kurt Campbell said during his visit to Wellington a year ago:
...We've been gratified by how many countries want to join with us to work with cutting-edge technologies like in the cyber arena, hypersonics, you can go down a long list and it's great to hear that New Zealand is interested...
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ACT: New Zealand Dodges Dopey Experiment In Prohibition

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Government: Backs Police To Crackdown On Gangs
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Government: Humanitarian Support For Gaza & West Bank

Winston Peters has announced NZ is providing a further $5M to respond to the extreme humanitarian need in Gaza and the West Bank. “The impact of the Israel-Hamas conflict on civilians is absolutely appalling," he said... More


Government: New High Court Judge Appointed

Judith Collins has announced the appointment of Wellington Barrister Jason Scott McHerron as a High Court Judge. Justice McHerron graduated from the University of Otago with a BA in English Literature in 1994 and an LLB in 1996... More

 
 
 
 
 
 

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