The Green Party has launched a package of proposed initiatives to help grow the ICT sector.
Government investment in a second internet cable system, supported by smarter government procurement policies, will lead a step-change in the ICT economy, growing exports and creating green jobs.
The ICT sector is a key component of our vision for a smart green economy: The potential of the sector is huge, the jobs are well paid, and continued growth won't come at the cost of our environment.
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Recent news about Information Technology
Data released today by Statistics New Zealand shows that the Government is not doing enough to close the digital divide between those who have internet access and those who don't, said the Green Party. More
The Green Party has today launched a $30 million plan to boost New Zealand's ICT sector, create jobs and drive innovation. More
The Green Party has today launched the Internet Rights and Freedoms Bill, New Zealand's first ever Bill crowdsourced by a political party. More
"Today's news that households can now opt out of receiving the paper telephone directory is great news for the environment and for people who don't want a phone book," said Green Party ICT spokesperson Gareth Hughes.
Gareth Hughes speaks on the Budget Policy Statement, and the choice presented by the Green Party of a cleaner, smarter, richer future for New Zealand. More
Gareth Hughes speaks in the General Debate on 19th February 2014 about the new Green policy Solar Homes and the National Party's adherence to big handouts for big polluters. More
Gareth Hughes speaks on the Prime Minister's statement and espouses the Green vision for a richer New Zealand. More
The Green Party is taking part in a global day of action against mass surveillance by blacking out their website to stand up for Internet freedom tonight. More
Meet Your Greens with Gareth Hughes - talking tech, youth issues, clean energy and healthy oceans! More
Gareth Hughes talks about the harms of online bullying, and why the Green Party supports the Harmful Digital Communications Bil. More
The Green Party supports this Bill going to the Select Committee while having concerns about some aspects of the Bill and calling for it to be put back on the Law Commission's agenda of work so the most strategic response to these issues, based on the best evidence is available to protect victims and ensure justcie is available to them. More
Extra powers given to the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) threaten to kneecap the growth of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry in New Zealand at a time when the public's trust in the spy agency is at an all-time low, the Green Party said today. More
The National Government should respect the statutory independence of the Commerce Commission and let the final decision the Commission has made for copper-line internet pricing stand, the Green Party said today.
Of course, this bill is the partner to the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) legislation, which was passed into law in August. More
You are invited to "Meet Your Greens" with Green MP Gareth Hughes. Gareth will share with you an update of his work around healthy oceans, clean energy and the ICT sector. All welcome. More