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Metiria Turei

List member, Green Party

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Motions - New Zealand Defence Force—Death of Lance Corporal Leon Smith in Afghanistan (28 Sep 2011)

Speech expand: "Yet another life has been lost to this war in Afghanistan. Normally, we would know the name of the young man whose life has been taken. We would know a bit about him and the things he has done—his heroic acts; his involvement in the community—and we would ..."

Child Poverty—Green Party’s Goal (15 Sep 2011)

Question: "Why did he refuse to join with the Green Party to set a goal to bring 100,000 children out of poverty by 2014?"

Crimes Amendment Bill (No 2) - Second Reading (13 Sep 2011)

Speech expand: "Tēnā koe, Mr Assistant Speaker. The Crimes Amendment Bill (No 2) has two purposes. The first is to remove the claim of right defence, which is what the “Waihopai Three” used successfully in their case. I know that my colleague Keith Locke has talked at ..."

Child Poverty—Effect of 2011 Funding (13 Sep 2011)

Question: "Does the Prime Minister agree with the Child Poverty Action Group that successive Governments—Labour and National—have failed the poorest children in New Zealand with discriminatory Working for Families tax credits; and will he commit to ending this discrimination against our poorest children and their families?"

Appropriation (2011/12 Estimates) Bill - Imprest Supply Debate (10 Aug 2011)

Speech expand: "I am pleased to stand on behalf of the Green Party and address the Government’s economic strategy through the Appropriation (2011/12 Estimates) Bill and the Imprest Supply (Second for 2011/12) Bill. In any economic debate, the values of political parties ..."

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