June 08, 2023
Longer term suits Green agenda
Greens co-leader Marama Davidson says a four-year term would give governments more stability and a more significant opportunity to get things done.
An independent panel reviewing the electoral process has recommended the extension, along with bringing the voting age down to 16 and setting a 3.5 percent threshold for parties to get seats in parliament instead of the current 5 percent.
Marama Davidson says being a minister has given her a fresh perspective on the parliamentary process.
“Three years is such a short time to get anything substantial down into the ground, get the roots in. For Te Aorerekura, the elimination plan for violence for example, so I think it’s more stability and that’s regardless of who is in Government, more stability for people to actually get some work done,” Ms Davidsonsays.