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OPINION: Eugenie Sage MP has lost her seat as the Minister of Conservation meaning she’s out of that Parliament role.
A long note was posted to her Facebook page explaining how proud she was to be a Green MP in a political party that achieved a first in New Zealand history under MMP agreeing to Ministerial positions for another party, including areas of government cooperation.
She congratulates Marama Davidson who will be the Minister for Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence which is a new ministerial position.
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“This builds on the incredible work of Jan Logie MP in the last term. Marama will also be Associate Minister of Housing (Homelessness) while James Shaw will continue as Minister for Climate Change and Associate Environment Minister (Biodiversity),” says Eugenie Sage.
The Green party members reached 84 per cent in supporting the vote of the cooperation agreement set by the Labour-led government, which allowed them to further progress with the deal.
114 voted, 17 voted against, and 5 did not vote.
“We need to move beyond strictly oppositional politics to work constructively to do the best for Aotearoa New Zealand, especially given the urgency of the climate, nature and poverty crises,” says Eugenie Sage.
“The Agreement is about doing that to make a difference for the climate, for nature and on inequality. It also gives the Greens a lot of scopes to speak out on issues where we want to go further and faster, connect with communities and campaign for Green solutions.”
MP Eugenie Sage says that the Greens will only have cooperation with the Labour-led government in areas of Zero Carbon Act, protecting the environment and biodiversity and improving child poverty and wellbeing.
For the environment, Eugenie Sage has no longer got a say. She has no longer not got the seat to run as Minister of Environment.
In that retrospective, and in hopes, whoever is next for the Minister of Environment seat better make some proper change as the conservation estate is suffering from propaganda campaigns that the Greens and Eugenie have created.
Bye-bye Eugenie Sage, you will not be missed as Minister of Conservation. Good luck in the future.