The agreement contains few political details, but the obligation to cooperate on issues of child poverty, climate change and the environment. The agreement means that the Labour Party and the Greens can now advance a policy on which they have agreed, but not New Zealand First. “So I`m really proud that we have a good mandate, because it shows that it`s a cooperation agreement that`s a win-win situation for the Greens, who are working productively with Labour and protecting our unique green voice.” Shaw said some Greens members compared the deal unfavourably to the 2017 confidence and supply agreement, which secured more ministers to the party, but felt the 2005 agreement between Labour and the Greens was fairer. 8. This agreement supports the development of these priorities by allocating portfolios and creating areas of cooperation consistent with the direction and objectives of the Labour government, and contributes to the achievement of the Greens` objectives. Under the agreement, the Greens must support the government`s line in decisions in their portfolios, but they are also free to take a different position from that of the Labour Party. 3. The Greens agree to support the Labour government by not opposing votes on matters of confidence and supply for the entire mandate of this Parliament. In addition, the Greens will support the Labour government with regard to procedural motions in Parliament and in committees under the terms set out in this agreement.
This will allow New Zealanders to ensure that a strong and stable Labour government is supported by the Greens over the next three years. “And what we are really proud of and that 85% of the delegates voted, is an agreement that is the best of both worlds. It`s a win-win situation for the Greens,” she said. The agreement allows Labour to signal their liberal Fides bona while making it clear who is in charge and, by comparison, to appear more moderate – a useful tool if the party is to keep former national voters, who have become red for the first time this year. The Labour leader says the cooperation agreement with the Greens means the two sides can agree to contradict each other. Jacinda Ardern and MP Kelvin Davis, as well as Greens co-chairs James Shaw and Marama Davidson, have signed a cooperation agreement that grants green ministerial positions outside the cabinet. “This cooperation agreement represents the relationship that Labour and the Greens have established over the past three years and the continuation of that relationship.