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Julie Anne Genter (left) is the Green Party’s new finance spokesperson while Chloe Swarbrick takes on revenue.
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Chlöe Swarbrick and Julie Anne Genter have been appointed as the Green Party’s new finance team in a portfolio reshuffle to accommodate an expanded caucus.
Swarbrick is now revenue spokesperson while Genter takes on finance, portfolio appointments reminiscent of the National Party’s recent reshuffle which also saw the finance role split between two MPs.
Green Party co-leader James Shaw previously held the finance spokesperson role, but both he and co-leader Marama Davidson have appointed themselves portfolios that reflect their ministerial positions.
“James and I will hold portfolios that pertain to our ministerial positions,” Davidson said on Monday in Wellington announcing the party’s portfolio reshuffle.
“For me that means the Prevention of Family and Sexual Violence and Housing. For James that means Climate Change and Environment (Biodiversity).”
Shaw and Davidson were given ministerial roles as part of a ‘cooperation agreement’ signed with Labour. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern offered the Greens a post-election deal despite Labour winning a majority.
The Greens now have 10 seats in Parliament following the election, two more than they previously had, after gaining 7.9 percent …
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