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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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Concerning NZ left out of AUKUS discussions

September 16, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

News that the United States, United Kingdom and Australia have formed a partnership without New Zealand is concerning and leaves many questions for the Government to answer, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins 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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Statement from the NZ Opposition on Prince Phillip

April 10, 2021 Share

Judith Collins

“On behalf of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition in New Zealand, I offer my condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family following the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

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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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