Phil Goff

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"The Hon Phil Goff MP is the Member of Parliament for Mt Roskill in the New Zealand Parliament, representing the New Zealand Labour Party. Between 2008 and 2011, he served as Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Labour Party and Spokesperson for the Security Intelligence Service. Since the 1981 elections when he was first elected to Parliament, Mr. Goff has held numerous ministerial portfolios. Between 1999 and 2008, under Prime Minister Helen Clark, he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade (1999-2005), Minister of Justice (1999-2005), Minister for the Law Commission (1999-2007), Minister for Pacific Island Affairs (2003-2007), Minister of Defence (2005-2008) and Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control (2005-2008). He also held ministerial portfolios for Trade Negotiations (2005-2007), Finance (2005-2008) and Corrections (2007-2008). Prior to that, between 1987 and 1989, under Prime Minister David Lange, he served as Minister of Employment, Minister of Tourism, Minister of Education, Minister of Youth Affairs and Minister in Charge of the Education Review and Audit Agency. Between 1984 and 1987, under Prime Minister Lange, he served as Minister in Charge of the Government Life Insurance Corporation, the Public Trust Office and the State Insurance Office, as well as Minister for Housing and Minister for the Environment. Currently, Mr. Goff serves as member of the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee; member of the Law and Order Committee; Spokesperson for Ethnic Affairs, Defence, Trade, and Veterans’ Affairs; and Associate Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs. Over his career, he has also served as a Lecturer at Auckland University and Senior Lecturer at Auckland Institute of Technology." [1]

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  1. Political Security Centre Advisors, organizational web page, accessed January 31, 2016.