- Head of State debate
- The case for a New Zealand republic
- Defending the monarchy
- The facts
- Constitutional review
- The Treaty of Waitangi
- Commonwealth membership
- Common Cause
Labour's remit sets the scene for head of State campaign into 2014
Labour's conference passing a policy remit to hold a binding referendum on the head of State issue yesterday sets the scene for our campaign into 2014. William, Kate and George are paying us a visit next year, our campaign will continue to focus on making sure New Zealanders get a say on the issue.
We welcome the decision, which makes Labour the third and largest political party in New Zealand's parliament to develop a policy of holding a referendum, the others being the Greens and UnitedFuture. The celebrity appeal of the royals - who would visit New Zealand when we have our own head of State anyway - cannot satisfy the yearning many New Zealanders now have to assert our independence, identity and democracy.
We will continue to campaign for the parties in parliament to adopt policies to hold a binding referendum on the head of State issue. We want to make it clear that it is the New Zealand people who have the final say on this issue.