15 Oct 2015

Greens co-leader makes gender guarantee

10:31 am on 15 October 2015

Green Party co-leader James Shaw has promised at least half of any MPs the party has in Cabinet after the next election will be women.

Green Party co-leader James Shaw

Green Party co-leader James Shaw Photo: RNZ / Alexander Robertson

He made the commitment at the Council of Trade Unions' biennial conference in Wellington.

Mr Shaw said the Government had failed to take a stand against wage inequality and the gender pay gap.

He said too many appointments in the political and business world were made based on gender.

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