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Phil Goff
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Phil Goff was elected as Leader of the Parliamentary Labour Party, with Annette King as his deputy.

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Thursday, 29 September 2011
Labour's position on SAS in Afghanistan Labour Leader Phil Goff has today expressed his deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Lance Corporal Leon Smith who was killed while serving his country in Afghanistan. 167 views

Thursday, 23 June 2011
Key's incredible u-turn on Pike River safety John Key’s sudden declaration that Pike River mine would have been illegal in Australia and his questioning of mining safety standards here is an unbelievable about-face, says Labour Leader Phil Goff. 188 views

Monday, 23 May 2011
Growing a smart and innovative economy Labour has yesterday announced it will introduce a research and development tax credit at a rate of 12.5% to help get our country moving again and to grow a smart and innovative economy. 140 views

Thursday, 19 May 2011
Phil Goff - Budget Speech Today, New Zealand needed a shot in the arm. 212 views

Monday, 6 October 2008
NZ Defence contribution to the Balkans ends The New Zealand Defence Force's nine-year contribution to the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) has drawn to a close, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today. 255 views

Wednesday, 1 October 2008
NZ-China Free Trade Agreement to enter into force The New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) enters into force tomorrow, Trade Minister Phil Goff said. 305 views

Monday, 29 September 2008
Commonwealth Endorses Forum call for Fiji to Progress Return to Democracy The New Zealand Government representative on the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, Phil Goff, today welcomed CMAG's reaffirmation of its strong support for the Pacific Islands Forum to achieve the restoration of democratic and constitutional government in Fiji. 221 views

Monday, 22 September 2008
Phil Goff to attend meetings in New York and Washington DC Trade and Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Goff leaves today for a seven-day trip to New York and Washington DC. 219 views

Thursday, 4 September 2008
Defence Force best equipped its ever been, making good progress on recruitment, retention  Goff The total number of personnel in the New Zealand Defence Force has increased to its highest level in seven years, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today. 1124 views

Prison intelligence systems help bust crime Corrections Minister Phil Goff said that intelligence work by Corrections staff working closely with Police and other agencies will continue to have an important role in fighting crime. 1148 views

Friday, 22 August 2008
NZ to Participate in Five Nation Training Exercise A 172 strong contingent from the 2/1st Infantry Battalion based at Burnham will head for Europe next month to participate in an army training exercise with forces from Australia, Britain, Canada and the United States, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today. 429 views

Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Modified Boeing 757s  a valuable asset for New Zealand Defence Minister Phil Goff today officially welcomed home the first of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s (RNZAF) Boeing 757 aircraft following an extensive refit in the United States. 189 views

Monday, 18 August 2008
New Zealanders will be able to repatriate up to billions of dollars of locked Australian retirement funds New Zealanders will be able to repatriate up to billions of dollars of locked Australian retirement funds Australian and New Zealand ministers meeting in Melbourne celebrated the 25th anniversary of Closer Economic Relations and marked further progress towards creating a trans Tasman Single Economic Market. 242 views

Thursday, 14 August 2008
Ministers to attend CER annual meeting in Australia New Zealand and Australian trade, industry and agriculture ministers are to meet for the annual Closer Economic Relations Ministerial Forum in Melbourne tomorrow, which also marks the 25th anniversary year of the Australian-New Zealand relationship. 117 views

Thursday, 31 July 2008
WTO talks end without result World Trade Organisation talks in Geneva aimed at concluding the Doha Development Round this year ended today without final agreement being reached. 330 views

Saturday, 26 July 2008
China Free Trade Agreement Bill passes third and final reading Trade Minister Phil Goff says the passing in Parliament today of the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement Bill will bring the FTA into force on 1 October and represents an historic advance in New Zealand’s trading relationships. 407 views

Saturday, 19 July 2008
Mobility dog training programme in prisons Corrections Minister Phil Goff today launched a new programme in prisons which involves inmates helping train mobility dogs to help people in the community. 1256 views

Wednesday, 16 July 2008
Phil Goff to travel to Geneva for WTO ministerial meeting Trade Minister Phil Goff will travel to Geneva tomorrow to meet with other Trade Ministers with the aim of progressing the World Trade Organisation's (WTO) Doha Development Round trade negotiations. 425 views

Successful test flights for Air Force C-130 Hercules The first of the Royal New Zealand Air Force’s upgraded C-130 Hercules has completed a series of successful test flights, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today. 378 views

New Zealand Defence Force officer to assist UN in Darfur The Government has approved a request from the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) to redeploy a New Zealand military liaison officer from Sudans capital Khartoum to Darfur, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today.  280 views

Monday, 14 July 2008
Death of Police Officer Acting Minister of Police Phil Goff said: "Our hearts go out to the family of Sergeant Derek Wootton, the police officer who died in the line of duty, and to his friends and his colleagues in the New Zealand Police Force. 242 views

Cellphone blocking stops criminal offending Corrections Minister Phil Goff said today that cellphone blocking being implemented in New Zealand prisons is a major step forward that will stop prisoners committing further offences while behind bars. 278 views

Indonesia meat ban lifted  

Trade Minister Phil Goff announced today that Indonesia has lifted a temporary suspension of New Zealand meat imports which was put in place last week due to Indonesia concerns over labelling and halal certification. 227 views

Thursday, 26 June 2008
Goff backs recommendation for strengthened reporting systems Defence Minister Phil Goff has endorsed a recommendation for strengthened and more transparent reporting systems for defence acquisition projects. 369 views

Wednesday, 18 June 2008
Minister welcomes Coroner's findings Corrections Minister Phil Goff has welcomed the Wellington Coroners findings that the Government quickly moved to deal with deficiencies which contributed to the death of Karl Kuchenbecker, and that he therefore has no further recommendations to make. 427 views

Thursday, 12 June 2008
Productive Discussions with US on Trade Issues Following discussions with key Administration and Congressional leaders in Washington over the past two days, Trade and Defence Minister Phil Goff said he was confident that New Zealand would progress towards a free trade agreement with the United States. 251 views

Monday, 26 May 2008
Concept Centre to help New Zealand businesses entry into Shanghai New Zealand businesses looking to China will have a new entry point in the market with the opening of a New Zealand Concept Centre in Shanghai in October this year, Trade Minister Phil Goff said today. 435 views

Telephone monitoring improves public safety Telephone monitoring technology recently implemented in prisons has again paid dividends following new charges being laid against a prisoner after he was caught making serious threats against his partner. 271 views

Sunday, 25 May 2008
Roadshow gives businesses tools to put China FTA to work A nationwide roadshow to begin tomorrow will help businesses make the most of New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreement with China, Trade Minister Phil Goff said today. 387 views

Friday, 23 May 2008
Next step to modernise and rebuild defence force Budget 2008 invests $276.4 million in the New Zealand Defence Force over the next four years as part of our sustained efforts to rebuild and modernise the defence force under this Government, Defence Minister Phil Goff said today. 243 views

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