Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Students challenge Dick Hubbard to come clean

1 September 2004

Students challenge Dick Hubbard to come clean to Aucklanders on student fees

Students are challenging Massey University Council Member and Auckland Mayoral Candidate Dick Hubbard to make his position on student fees public so that Aucklanders know whether he will be student friendly mayor.

“Dick Hubbard should publicly oppose fee increases for Massey students for 2005 and take a stand against the destructive effects of student debt on our economy and society,” said Adam Maynard, President of the Massey University Students’ Association and Student Member of the Massey University Council.

“By saying no to fee increases, Dick Hubbard can show that he understands the experience of Auckland graduates, many of whom are saddled with massive student debts that they have little chance of repaying.”

“If Dick Hubbard insists on voting for fee increases and even more student debt, he will be sending a message to Aucklanders that he does not care about the brain drain, workforce shortages and declining fertility rates.”

“Students already know John Banks's position on student support, given his leadership role in the National government which oversaw fee increases of 12% a year on average during the nineties."

Dick Hubbard is a Court of Convocation representative on the Massey University Council, his term ends on the 31st of December 2006

“Massey students were incensed when Dick Hubbard voted for last year’s fee increase despite the University’s massive surplus,” said Adam Maynard “He should come clean about his position on fee increases for 2005 so that students and Auckland voters can know what he really stands for.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news