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ENG: Philip Bruce Goff (born 22 June 1953) is the Member of the New Zealand Parliament for Mount Roskill. During the Fifth Labour Government, in office from 1999 to 2008, he served in a number of ministerial portfolios, including Minister of Defence of New Zealand, Minister of Corrections, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control and Associate Minister of Finance. He served as Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Labour Party between 11 November 2008 and 13 December 2011. Political career Goff had joined the Labour Party in 1969, the same year he left home, and held a number of administrative positions within the party. In the 1981 elections, Goff stood for Parliament in the Roskill electorate, and was elected. Three years later, when ...
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Phil Goff reveals he has not given up hope‎

Phil Goff isn't sure whether he believes in God, so he doesn't pray. Has he felt like praying sometimes, though? The politician gets the point and laughs. "I think people are put on earth, or are on earth, to determine their own fate," he says. Forging his fate as opposition leader, of course, hasn't turned out so well. "Being leader of the Labour Party is a huge privilege," he says, leaning back in the sunshine. "But being leader of the opposition is a pain in the arse." The trouble is that one goes with the other. Goff still has a sense of humour after three years of grief. Perhaps you ...

Kiss and make up too late for ACT, says Goff

Labour leader Phil Goff says an apparent "kiss and make up" between ACT leader Rodney Hide and MP Heather Roy is too late for the party to redeem its image. After a week of messy disputes, Mr Hide and Mrs Roy have declared a truce. She returned to Parliament on Wednesday. Mr Hide had said she was "fragile" and might struggle to return to the party after being deposed as deputy leader by John Boscawen. The ACT caucus met again yesterday and pledged support for the leadership team. In front of the news media Mr Hide apologised for any distress his behaviour had caused Mrs Roy, and she ...

Goff slams

Labour leader Phil Goff is accusing the government of writing off high unemployment, as the price New Zealand has to pay to recover from the recession. But Finance Minister Bill English says saving, not spending, is the key to long-term economic health."If people were rushing back to the shops and the housing market then I would be a bit concerned that New Zealanders hadn't got the message," English told TVNZ's Q + A programme. "Well to some extent it is because a lot of those jobs were dependent on this credit-fuelled economy that we had, particularly from 2005 onwards, and we are going ...

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Phil Goff v Judith Collins: The Saudi sheep shemozzle is a sorry saga - Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nzPhil Goff v Judith Collins: The Saudi sheep shemozzle is a sorry sagaStuff.co.nzPHIL GOFF says no one has yet been held accountable for the Government's sheep cover-up. The Auditor-General announced this week that she was launching an inquiry into a deal done by the Government to pay $11.5 million to Saudi business interests.
Judith Collins v Phil Goff: Organ donation is the gift that keeps on giving - Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nzJudith Collins v Phil Goff: Organ donation is the gift that keeps on givingStuff.co.nzDonating an organ is less risky than farming – but unlike farming, ACC won't cover a donor's lost earnings. JUDITH COLLINS V PHIL GOFF. Last updated 05:00, August 30 2015. Surgeons perform a kidney transplant. The donor will be left with minimal ...and more »
Aucklanders shouldn't have to move south - Goff - Radio New Zealand
Radio New ZealandAucklanders shouldn't have to move south - GoffRadio New ZealandPhil Goff, former Labour Party leader, now widely-tipped mayoral hopeful, said rather than suggesting people move south, serious problems in Auckland should be addressed, as should challenges in the rest of the country. "We do need regional development ...and more »
Commission to investigate wrongful convictions - New Zealand Herald
Commission to investigate wrongful convictionsNew Zealand HeraldLabour MP Phil Goff told the submitters that as Justice Minister in 2004 he had asked officials to look at the issue, with a view to establish a commission. "It felt quite wrong for me, albeit spending hours looking at these royal prerogative cases, as ...and more »

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