Russel Norman

First day back at parliament

by Russel Norman

Parliament’s back this week, and as is tradition for the first day of the year, party leaders had the chance to outline our priorities for the year and our greater vision for the country.

I used my time to talk about this year’s election, which I see as a turning point in our history. The result of this election will either be a forward-looking, progressive, reforming government, or a hard right throwback government.

This year, New Zealanders have the opportunity to make history by electing the first genuinely progressive government in more than a generation, with a strong Green Party at the heart of this government.

It’s been 40 years since we last saw a progressive reforming government in this country. It is time again for a new wave of progressive government reform in New Zealand. It’s time to refresh the progressive vision for Aotearoa New Zealand.

It’s time for green government. The Green Party is ready to govern.

A strong Green Party in government will focus on building a sustainable economy, dismantling inequality, and protecting our environment.

We will build on our wins to make sure that we have a smarter, cleaner, more compassionate country for all New Zealanders.

Bring on the election.

Published in Parliament by Russel Norman on Wed, January 29th, 2014   

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