Phil Goff
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"Philip Bruce Goff" is the Member of the New Zealand Parliament for Mount Roskill (New Zealand electorate)/Mount Roskill. During the Fifth Labour Government, in office from 1999 to 2008, he served in a number of ministerial portfolios, including Minister of Defence (New Zealand)/Minister of Defence of New Zealand, Minister of Corrections, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control and Associate Minister of Finance. He served as Leader of the Opposition (New Zealand)/Leader of the Opposition and New Zealand Labour Party#List of leaders/Leader of the Labour Party between 11 November 2008 and 13 December 2011.

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I remain hopeful they will (implement the agreement) but I am not yet confident.

Those people clearly felt that they were under threat.

That obviously is a total collapse of the rule of law. Again that can't be allowed to continue.

Any action that may be planned will already be under way.

We welcome the fact that each side has given at least verbal approval to a truce.

A man probably responsible for 50 deaths, the burning of hundreds of homes, destruction of villages and who currently holds several dozen people as hostage.

That there were no immediate plans for a law change. But he would listen to the public debate, and it might be an area that officials could work on. Mr Goff said the case of deliberately not using protection and having intercourse was far more clear-cut.

We obviously hope that truce is not simply for the time of our visit, but that the truce could be entrenched as the first step towards getting people back to the negotiating table.

It is not within the power of the president to remove the prime minister other than on the vote of a majority of the house.