Nz Government Coalition Agreement 2017

Environment: switching to a fleet of zero-emission government vehicles by 2025/26, introduction of a Zero Carbon Act and independent climate commission, which will consider integrating agriculture into the SCEA; Create a tire management fund, order alternatives to 1080, work on a Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary in mid-January 2019, admitted Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford, that the government would not be able to meet its goal of building 1000 KiwiBuild homes by July 1, with only 33 homes built. The minister estimated that the government could only build 300 homes by July 1. [72] [73] In the same month, it was reported that KiwiBuild Chief Stephen Barclay had resigned following disagreements with the Minister of Housing and criticism from Housing and Urban Development employees about his management and management. Barclay announced that he would present a „constructive dismissal procedure“ against the department for invasion of his privacy. [74] [75] [76] [77] Ms. Ardern and Mr. Peters signed the agreement in Parliament on Tuesday afternoon. In the general election on 23 September 2017, the New Zealand First Party maintained the balance of power between the National and the centre-left bloc of Labour and the Green Party. After several weeks of negotiations with The National and Labour, New Zealand First announced on 19 October 2017 that it was forming a minority government with Labour. The Greens` confidence-building and supply support, negotiated separately with Labour, allows the government to secure a majority in the Chamber of Deputies. [1] [2] During the coalition negotiations, Labour agreed to abandon the proposed water tax for farmers as part of their agreement with New Zealand First.

[4] In exchange, NZ First agreed to drop its request for referendums on lifting New Zealand`s anti-smacking ban and abolishing Maori voters. [5] [6] The Greens agreed to a confidence and supply agreement with the Labour Party and New Zealand First in exchange for several concessions. Including: a referendum on the legalization of cannabis, treatment of alcohol and drugs as a health problem, net zero emissions by 2050 and a climate impact assessment of any legislation[7] [8] in mid-February, Education Minister Chris Hipkins proposed merging the country`s sixteen polytechnics in response to deficits and a drop in national enrolments into a „NZ Institute of Skills and Technology.“ The proposed NZ Institute would also take over the registration and management of apprentices in the industry from the country`s eleven training organisations. In addition, the government will create a new professional financing system. The University Teachers` Union, the Employers and Manufacturers` Union and the Canterbury Chamber of Labour have provisionally voted in favour of the government`s proposals. But National Opposition Education Party spokesman Shane Reti criticised the proposed merger, saying it would centralise decision-making marking in vocational training. [80] [81] In response to the Christchurch Mosque massacre on March 15, 2019, Hipkins extended the filing period until April 5, 2019. [82] But coalition agreements have rarely been simple and many prime ministers have been forced to compromise on important election promises if they have failed to secure the support of their coalition partners.