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Green Party announces new MP pay policy
The Green Party has today launched a new policy to link MPs' salaries to the median income, to make sure that MPs' salaries are part of the solution to rising inequality, rather than part of the problem.Under this policy, MPs salaries would increase or decrease by the same dollar amount that the median individual income increases or decreases. Rather than the current annual review carried out by the Remuneration Authority that sets MPs' salaries, the Remuneration Authority would be required to apply the annual change in median individual income supplied by Statistics New Zealand."The Green Party thinks that MPs' salary increases or decreases should be directly linked to the movement in the incomes of middle New Zealand," said Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman."Only when middle New Zealand is better off should MPs' salaries increase. If middle New Zealand is in a worse situation, MPs should not be getting big pay top-ups."Last year, the base salary for an MP rose by $3,000, while


Green Party announces new MP pay policy
The Green Party has today launched a new policy to link MPs' salaries to the median income, to make sure that MPs' salaries are part of the solution to rising inequality, rather than part of the problem.Under this policy, MPs salaries would increase or decrease by the same dollar amount that the median individual income increases or decreases. Rather than the current annual review carried out by the Remuneration Authority that sets MPs' salaries, the Remuneration Authority would be required to apply the annual change in median individual income supplied by Statistics New Zealand."The Green Party thinks that MPs' salary increases or decreases should be directly linked to the movement in the incomes of middle New Zealand," said Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman."Only when middle New Zealand is better off should MPs' salaries increase. If middle New Zealand is in a worse situation, MPs should not be getting big pay top-ups."Last year, the base salary for an MP rose by $3,000, while







Death of endangered sea lion shows need for Govt action
The Green Party is calling on the Government to re-evaluate its squid fishery management following news that a second endangered sea lion has died in a squid fishing net this year. "Why is the Government still allowing endangered sea lions to legally be killed in fishing nets?" asked Green Party oceans spokesperson Gareth Hughes. "The Government doesn't allow hunters to accidentally kill kakapo or great spotted kiwi, and it doesn't have to allow the squid fishery to kill any of our critically endangered New Zealand sea lions either."The Government has been sitting on its hands, allowing sea lions to die in squid fishing nets, while sea lion-friendly fishing options exit."Jigging − a squid fishing method that uses hooks, rather than nets − doesn't pose much risk to sea lions. "The Government has also been refusing to announce the sea lion pup count for the Auckland Islands, the New Zealand sea lions' main breeding ground," said Mr Hughes."I'm calling on the Government to release th


National failing families on power prices
The current National government has failed to make changes that would reduce Kiwi families power bills and stood by while power prices continue to skyrocket, Green Party energy spokesperson Gareth Hughes said today.Residential power prices have risen by 20% under National, a $360 a year increase for a typical family, and are set to increase even more with large price increases being announced across the country.The Green Party has announced a suite of Energy Freedom policies that will reduce families' power bills: NZ Power with Progressive Pricing, more funding for home insulation, an end to fixed daily lines charges, and Solar Homes. Further announcements are planned."National is sitting on its hands as power bills skyrocket. The Greens have a comprehensive set of policies make electricity more affordable for Kiwi families," said Mr Hughes."The typical Kiwi family is paying $360 a year more for power today than they were when National came to office. The National Party says the 'mar







AgResearch spending too much on GE
Figures revealed today show that AgResearch is spending a quarter of its research budget for forages on GE, the Green Party said today.In answers provided to the Education and Science Select Committee, AgResearch has revealed it is spending 25 percent of its forage budget (focused on grasses and legumes) on GE techniques."We should be concentrating on supplying high-value, clean, green and safe food that our markets desire," Green Party GE spokesperson Steffan Browning said."We can invest in research that supports our clean, green and safe brand."GE doesn't fit with New Zealand's high-value, clean, green and safe brand," said Mr Browning.


AgResearch spending too much on GE
Figures revealed today show that AgResearch is spending a quarter of its research budget for forages on GE, the Green Party said today.In answers provided to the Education and Science Select Committee, AgResearch has revealed it is spending 25 percent of its forage budget (focused on grasses and legumes) on GE techniques."We should be concentrating on supplying high-value, clean, green and safe food that our markets desire," Green Party GE spokesperson Steffan Browning said."We can invest in research that supports our clean, green and safe brand."GE doesn't fit with New Zealand's high-value, clean, green and safe brand," said Mr Browning.







National failing families on power prices
The current National government has failed to make changes that would reduce Kiwi families power bills and stood by while power prices continue to skyrocket, Green Party energy spokesperson Gareth Hughes said today.Residential power prices have risen by 20% under National, a $360 a year increase for a typical family, and are set to increase even more with large price increases being announced across the country.The Green Party has announced a suite of Energy Freedom policies that will reduce families' power bills: NZ Power with Progressive Pricing, more funding for home insulation, an end to fixed daily lines charges, and Solar Homes. Further announcements are planned."National is sitting on its hands as power bills skyrocket. The Greens have a comprehensive set of policies make electricity more affordable for Kiwi families," said Mr Hughes."The typical Kiwi family is paying $360 a year more for power today than they were when National came to office. The National Party says the 'mar


Death of endangered sea lion shows need for Govt action
The Green Party is calling on the Government to re-evaluate its squid fishery management following news that a second endangered sea lion has died in a squid fishing net this year. "Why is the Government still allowing endangered sea lions to legally be killed in fishing nets?" asked Green Party oceans spokesperson Gareth Hughes. "The Government doesn't allow hunters to accidentally kill kakapo or great spotted kiwi, and it doesn't have to allow the squid fishery to kill any of our critically endangered New Zealand sea lions either."The Government has been sitting on its hands, allowing sea lions to die in squid fishing nets, while sea lion-friendly fishing options exit."Jigging − a squid fishing method that uses hooks, rather than nets − doesn't pose much risk to sea lions. "The Government has also been refusing to announce the sea lion pup count for the Auckland Islands, the New Zealand sea lions' main breeding ground," said Mr Hughes."I'm calling on the Government to release th










 
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