Green Party continues to push Government
Wednesday 19 Dec 2012 8:26 a.m.
By 3 News online staff
The Green Party is ending this year on a high with polls showing it could possibly form a government with the Labour Party.
Co-leader Metiria Turei is buoyed by the party’s form, personally rating it as high as a 10 out of 10.
It is continuing the platform which saw it succeed in 2012 – attacking the Government – by criticising increases to petrol tax and road user charges announced yesterday.
“It’s because they’ve failed to manage the economy, they’ve failed to really invest in job creation, we have a current account deficit that’s getting worse, they have a very wafer-thin surplus that they’re so hellbent on getting they’re going to make householders pay for it,” party co-leader Metiria Turei told Firstline this morning.
It was also announced yesterday MPs will be receiving a pay rise.
Ms Turei would not rule out taking a pay rise, saying her decision to accept or decline comes down to her family.
“It is an issue that MPs' families are the ones who are responsible for these decisions, and I’ll talk with my family about that decision,” she says.