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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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Labour leadership's turbulent ride - New Zealand Herald
Stuff.co.nzLabour leadership's turbulent rideNew Zealand HeraldMr Goff states "wasn't our time this time ... but our time will come again ... we're a bit bloodied but not defeated". 13 December:Mr Goff and deputy Annette King stand down, replaced by caucus with David Shearer and Grant Robertson as deputy. Mr Goff ...Shearer takes a swipe at Cunliffe as deadline looms in Labour leadership raceTVNZNew Zealand's main opposition party set for new leadershipShanghai Daily (subscription)Shearer questions Cunliffe's motivesRadio New ZealandThe Press West Coast -Stuff.co.nz -Otago Daily Timesall 206 news articles »
Second rate deal a no go - Goff - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Wall Street JournalSecond rate deal a no go - GoffScoop.co.nz (press release)A second rate deal on dairy in the TPP would totally contradict the agreed purpose of the Pacific trade agreement, Labour's Trade spokesperson, Phil Goff says. “Both the origin of the trade negotiations and leaders' statements on its objectives ...TPP spotlight focuses on NZ dairy exports3News NZFormer Kiwi trade minister calls on Japan to open markets or quit TPP talksShanghai Daily (subscription)TPP Trade Deal No Done Deal, Grosermalaysiandigest.comall 137 news articles »
Public misled on US talks: Goff - Otago Daily Times
Otago Daily TimesPublic misled on US talks: GoffOtago Daily TimesHowever, Labour's Phil Goff says Mr Key himself was misleading the public by insisting that New Zealand Chief of Defence Force Lieutenant General Tim Keating was attending a "regular" meeting of defence chiefs -- where Islamic State was the only item ...Key denies call made to join coalitionStuff.co.nzKey commits to deployment before consultation or analysisScoop.co.nz (press release)John Key denies that NZ is set for warTVNZShanghai Daily (subscription) -3News NZall 55 news articles »
Passport controls to target foreign fighters - Stuff.co.nz
Passport controls to target foreign fightersStuff.co.nzLabour is pledging to co-operate with the Government over tighter passport controls on foreign fighters but wants the bar to be set "very high" for a passport to be withheld. Its foreign affairs and defence spokesmen, David Shearer and Phil Goff, have ...and more »

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