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Gerry Brownlee

Foreign Minister dropping the ball in the Pacific

June 02, 2022 Share

Gerry Brownlee

New Zealand should be showing the same urgency in the Pacific as Australia, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesman Gerry Brownlee says

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Foreign Minister missing in action on the Pacific

May 30, 2022 Share

Gerry Brownlee

Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta needs to front up and explain what she’ll be doing to salvage New Zealand’s relationship with the Pacific, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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Proposed China-Pacific Multilateral Agreement deeply concerning

May 26, 2022 Share

Gerry Brownlee

The proposed multilateral agreement between China and the ten Pacific Island countries it has diplomatic relations with is deeply concerning, National’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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National supports contribution to Ukraine

May 23, 2022 Share

Gerry Brownlee, Tim van de Molen

National welcomes the additional contribution that New Zealand is making to the war in Ukraine, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Gerry Brownlee and Defence Spokesperson Tim van de Molen say.

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Russian Ambassador needs to go

April 15, 2022 Share

Gerry Brownlee

The Russian Ambassador’s continued presence in New Zealand is increasingly untenable with the ongoing atrocities in Ukraine and the Russian Embassy’s spreading of disinformation, National’s Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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Ineffective action on Russia by NZ Government

April 05, 2022 Share

Gerry Brownlee

The Government’s second tranche of sanctions in response to Russia’s war on Ukraine is disappointing and ineffective, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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Government should expel Russian Ambassador

February 28, 2022 Share

Gerry Brownlee

The Government should expel the Russian Ambassador to New Zealand, recall our own top diplomat from Moscow and then pass an autonomous sanctions bill so we can get serious about showing the world where we stand, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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Government must act urgently on Ukraine

February 24, 2022 Share

Gerry Brownlee

The Government must speedily pass legislation allowing New Zealand to stand with our traditional partners in defence of our values, National’s Foreign Affairs Gerry Brownlee says.

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No more excuses on autonomous sanctions

February 23, 2022 Share

Gerry Brownlee

The effects of the Government’s failure to support legislation to create an autonomous sanctions regime have never been starker, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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Government all bark no bite over Ukraine tensions

January 26, 2022 Share

Gerry Brownlee

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta’s comments yesterday held little weight, given New Zealand’s inability to back them with any unilateral action, National Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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Special Rep appointment must be made quickly

October 07, 2021 Share

Gerry Brownlee

It’s a positive move the Government has decided to appoint a Special Representative for Afghanistan to help bring back visa holders, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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NZ not at the table to discuss Afghanistan evacuation

September 10, 2021 Share

Gerry Brownlee

Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta needs to ask the United States for a ‘please explain’ as to why New Zealand was not invited to the more than 20 country ministerial meeting, led by the US and Germany yesterday, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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Autonomous Sanctions back on the agenda

July 01, 2021 Share

Gerry Brownlee

National is committed to ensuring New Zealand shares the same diplomatic tools and capabilities as its Western counterparts, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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National opposes Green’s motion on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

May 19, 2021 Share

Gerry Brownlee

The National Party will not support a motion proposed by the Green Party regarding the current violence between Israel and the Palestine Authority (Hamas), National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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National calls for ACC and Super Fund to front Select Committee

April 07, 2021 Share

Gerry Brownlee

National will seek support at the next meeting of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee to call in the New Zealand Super Fund and ACC Investment Fund to discuss the ethical investment parameters they work within, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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Time for China to welcome UN investigative team

March 25, 2021 Share

Gerry Brownlee

The National Party welcomes and affirms the joint statement from the New Zealand and Australia Foreign Ministers calling on China to grant ‘unfettered access to Xinjiang for United Nations experts, and other independent observers’, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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Statement on deputy leadership of the National Party

November 06, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

“For the past few weeks the National Party has been reflecting on how the Parliamentary Caucus can best discharge its responsibilities for Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition.

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Labour has serious questions to answer

September 30, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

Labour’s use of a controversial company previously accused of push-polling in Australia raises serious questions about its commitment to run a clean campaign, National Party Campaign Chair Gerry Brownlee says.

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National’s smart border plan will grow the economy

September 22, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

National will deliver a smarter border that allows New Zealand to safely reconnect with the world and our economy to grow, Covid-19 Border Response spokesman Gerry Brownlee says.

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Yet more inconsistencies from Labour

August 21, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

Labour’s mismanagement of the border comes down to Ministers not doing their jobs, National’s Covid-19 Border Response spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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More holes in the resurgence plan

August 21, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

It is becoming increasingly clear that Labour’s ‘resurgence plan’ completely failed to prepare for regional lockdown, National’s COVID-19 Border Response spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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Government admits border will close for at least two years

August 07, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

MBIE hiring communications staff for their Managed Isolation Unit on a two-year contract shows that the border will be substantially closed for at least another two years, the National Party’s Covid-19 Border Response Spokesperson, Gerry Brownlee says.

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Brownlee calls on Government to come clean

August 05, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

The Government needs to come clean on what they know about the state of Covid-19 in New Zealand,” National’s Covid-19 Border Response Spokesperson, Gerry Brownlee says.

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New Zealanders support charging at the border

August 02, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

The Government’s proposal to introduce very limited border charging for managed quarantine is little more than spin and highly disrespectful of New Zealanders who think there should be a higher level of cost recovery, National’s COVID-19 Border Response spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says

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Labour inconsistent in treatment of Warriors players

July 31, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

Labour is completely inconsistent in their handling of two New Zealand Warriors players trying to get home, National’s Covid-19 Border Response spokesman Gerry Brownlee says.

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Brownlee dismisses poll as ‘rogue’

July 26, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

National Campaign Chairman Gerry Brownlee says tonight’s Newshub poll is a rogue.

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Quarantine absconders should meet cost of apprehension

July 25, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

The Hamilton 5 quarantine breakout is alarming and the absconders must foot the bill, National’s COVID-19 Border Response spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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National to charge for quarantine

July 19, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

Everyone entering New Zealand from 11.59pm on 3 October 2020 will be charged a fee to partially meet the costs of their quarantine under a National Government, National’s Covid-19 Border Response spokesman Gerry Brownlee says.

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Virtual APEC a lost economic opportunity

June 30, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

APEC moving to a virtual forum will be a significant loss to New Zealand’s economy but it is still an opportunity to focus on strengthening relationships and forging new ones, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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PM getting a leg up from the public service

June 12, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

National Party campaign chair Gerry Brownlee says taxpayers deserve a good answer to why the Instagram page for the Unite for Recovery website they’re paying for – and which is staffed by public servants expected to be neutral – is following just one Instagram page, the personal account of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

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Govt needs to get moving on trans-Tasman travel

June 10, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

As the conditions for the wage subsidy change, clearly defined criteria for the opening of the trans-Tasman/Pacific bubble needs to be published, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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Is it the sentiment or the symbolism Mr Peters?

May 31, 2020 Share

Gerry Brownlee

Foreign Minister Winston Peters should explain why New Zealand was absent from a joint statement by his ministerial counterparts from the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States on China’s proposal to impose strict new laws on Hong Kong, National’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson Gerry Brownlee says.

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