Saturday, April 29, 2006

Who's that socially liberal party again?

This is so exciting!!!
At the Auckland/Northland regional conference of the labour party tonight these motions were passed:

That a system of voluntary euthanasia for the termanilly ill be legalised

That labour in government decriminalise the personal use of marijuana so that it is deal with as a health and social issue rather than a law and order one.

Both of these motions were put forward by Princes St and supported by others in the conference to get it through - with over 100 people present it was an awesome feeling.
Now the remits go to a policy committee and then to national conference in October. At this stage it is unliekly to pass at a national level but its traction and its super progressive.