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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 gives evidence in SIS inquiry - 3News NZ
3News NZPhil Goff gives evidence in SIS inquiry3News NZLabour's Phil Goff has given evidence under oath to the inquiry into the release of Security Intelligence Service documents. The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, is holding an inquiry initiated following allegations in Nicky ...
Phil Goff after answers from SIS inquiry - 3News NZ
The GuardianPhil Goff after answers from SIS inquiry3News NZThe MP who believes he was set up when the SIS released documents to blogger Cameron Slater says there must have been political intervention and the spy watchdog's inquiry into what happened should be completed urgently. Phil Goff was Labour Party ...Opposition's 'smoking gun' leaves Key unscathedTVNZPM: No political interference over spy papersThe Press West CoastTimeline on 'Dirty Politics' SIS briefingsNewstalk ZBScoop.co.nz (press release) -New Zealand Heraldall 177 news articles »
Lisa Owen Interviews Nicky Hager, Phil Goff & Metiria Turei - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Stuff.co.nzLisa Owen Interviews Nicky Hager, Phil Goff & Metiria TureiScoop.co.nz (press release)Phil Goff: No. I regret to have to say that, but the prime minister's lying. Every OIA request to the SIS will go across John Key's desk. Now, there's some other factors that are pertinent to this. I was rung up by the head of the SIS to say he'd had ...Secret spy briefing used to target Goff, Hager claimsStuff.co.nzSIS allegations under deep scrutinyRadio New ZealandSIS gave blogger first dibs on papers' releaseThe Southland TimesNew Zealand Herald -The Dominion Post -3News NZall 389 news articles »
Goff's claims are hard to fathom - The Dominion Post
Goff's claims are hard to fathomThe Dominion PostOPINION: I am perplexed as to what all the fuss is about. Phil Goff denied knowledge of a security issue. As it is well established that the leader of the opposition is briefed on security issues, a number of requests were made under the Official ...

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