Now that Alasdair Thompson has been dismissed for his ridiculous comments, it's time for the Government to step up.
John Key makes the right noises about equal pay, but hasn't done anything about it. He didn't answer my questions in Parliament, and National MPs blocked my bill to modernise the Equal Pay Act from being introduced.
Alasdair Thompson showed why we need to close the gender pay gap. Ask the Government to take action by sending our e-card.
Catherine Delahunty, Green MP
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In this issue
Ask the Minister for Social Development to reject the Welfare Working Group report. Send e-card
There are at least 1 million substandard homes in New Zealand and rental properties are generally the worst performing of these. We are calling on the Government to create performance standards which ensure warm, healthy, rentals.
Visions of Christchurch - Sustainable and Resilient - final public forum with Kennedy Graham MP
Friday 8 July, 5:30-7:15pm
Mary Potter Community Centre, 442 Durham Street North, Christchurch
A Motorway in Hataitai and Kilbirnie? Public forum with Russel Norman
Tuesday 12 July, 7:30-9pm
Hataitai Bowling Club Hall, 157 Hataitai Rd, Hataitai, Wellington
Save Hillside Railway Workshops Rally
Sunday 10 July, 1-2pm
- The Octagon, Dunedin
Glenfield Welfare Forum with Catherine Delahunty
Saturday 30 July, 2-4pm
Glenfield Community Centre, cnr Glenfield Rd and Bentley Ave, Glenfield, Auckland
In this podcast, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei and Maori Affairs spokesperson David Clendon talk about importance of te reo to the culture and identity of all New Zealanders. Listen to podcast...
The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) could support law changes to improve pay equity following the dismissal of northern chief Alasdair Thompson, said the Green Party today. Read more...
A tax on capital gains (excluding the family home) will enable more people to own their own homes, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. Read more...
Time for Govt to show leadership on equal pay
2 July 2011
The Government should take the lead and immediately modernise the Equal Pay Act in the wake of the Alasdair Thompson saga the Green Party says. Read more...
Equitable and fair quake levy vs National debt
30 June 2011
Christchurch City Council's proposed earthquake levy is a good way to avoid future debt and the concept should be adopted by the Government to pay its share of the city's rebuild, the Green Party says. Read more...
Mostly male EMA demonstrates need for law change
24 June 2011
The credibility of the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) will be in tatters if the mostly male board of the EMA continues to back Alasdair Thompson and his offensive comments that women are less productive than men because they have periods, the Green Party said today. Read more...
Why Metiria and I are sleeping rough tonight - by Gareth Hughes
Tonight, Metiria Turei and I are sleeping rough in Auckland as part of the Lifewise Big Sleepout, to raise funds and awareness on homeless issues. Read more...
Eighteen months ago, Air New Zealand was copping a lot of flack over its misogynist "cougar" advertising. Read more...
A Green-friendly employer and EMA member just sent me this (recipient details removed). Read more...
Thompson makes case for Equal Pay amendment - by Russel Norman
OK, this video of Alasdair Thompson being interviewed by Mihingarangi Forbes is astounding. Read more...
Leaky Homes caused by deregulation - Sue Kedgley MP, 8 July 2011
This leaky home disaster is an abject lesson in what happens in the huge cost of deregulation. Watch video or read transcript...
Catherine Delahunty questions Prime Minister on Equal Pay - Catherine Delahunty MP, 5 July 2011
Does he stand by his statement about equal pay for women: "The law at the moment actually provides quite clearly that it's against the law to discriminate on the basis of gender"? Watch video or read transcript...