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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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Govt mean to war veterans - Goff - Radio New Zealand
Govt mean to war veterans - GoffRadio New ZealandLabour Party defence spokesperson Phil Goff is accusing the Government of being mean-spirited by not extending the War Pension to all veterans, saying it's a badge of pride for them. Only veterans who have a significant disability receive the war pension.
Don't pin it all on China - The Dominion Post
Don't pin it all on ChinaThe Dominion PostOur trade with it now exceeds in size our exports to more traditional markets such as Australia, the United States and Europe. It is a relationship in which we need to invest more time and energy to ensure we have a good understanding of our partner.and more »
Govt backs TPP to trump Aust-Japan trade deal - New Zealand Herald
Govt backs TPP to trump Aust-Japan trade dealNew Zealand HeraldMr Groser said New Zealand had tried to get a free trade agreement with Japan between 2005 and 2008 when Labour's Phil Goff was Trade Minister. Part of the reason it didn't succeed was because New Zealand had higher standard "but we also have less ...and more »
Bets on for Auckland mayoral race - New Zealand Herald
Bets on for Auckland mayoral raceNew Zealand HeraldBut talk about who might take over from him has swirled since his affair with Bevan Chuang was revealed. National Party MP Maurice Williamson and former Labour Party leader Phil Goff are cited as potential contenders. Goff would not rule out an attempt ...and more »



 
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