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New Zealand Parliament first in southern hemisphere to gain Fair Trade accreditation

The New Zealand Parliament has become the first Parliament in the southern hemisphere to be awarded Fair Trade accreditation. To mark the occasion, five Parliamentarians hosted an Oxfam Coffee Break today in the Grand Hall. MPs from across parties, including Phil Twyford (Labour), Alfred Ngaro (National), Russel Norman (Green Party), Te Ururoa Flavell (Maori Party) […]

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Marriage Equality Bill passes 77 to 44

Marriage Equality Bill passes 77 to 44

Labour MP and sponsor of the Marriage Equality Bill, Louisa Wall, is delighted with Parliament’s vote to legalise gay marriage. “I am very proud to be a Member of a Parliament that has voted overwhelmingly to give New Zealanders, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation or gender, the right to marry,” Louisa Wall said. The […]

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Cross-party support for Marriage Equality Bill

A Select Committee report commending the Marriage (Definition of Marriage) Amendment Bill to Parliament today is being welcomed by members of the Labour, National and Green Parties. Cross-party collaboration saw the Bill pass its First Reading 80-40, and MPs have continued to work across party lines to progress the Bill. Labour MP and sponsor of […]

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