Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


ACT on Campus slams impotent NZUSA

2 February 2005

ACT on Campus slams impotent NZUSA for focussing on problems not solutions

ACT on Campus today called on New Zealand University Association leaders to remain open minded about ACT policy and how it will help graduates says Michael Collins, the ACT on Campus National Coordinator.

Collins claims that with ACT’s tax policy, a graduate earning $40,000 will have an extra $35.86 per week in their pay packet.

“This would undoubtedly be a huge boost to those with student loans to pay off. In fact if all of that extra money was put towards student loan repayments, then the average loan can be paid off in almost half the time saving $2,000 in interest.”

Collins also points out Treasury has calculated that ACT’s policies will lead to a 1% increase in economic growth, delivering more prosperity and opportunity to everyone – especially graduates.

"We share NZUSA's concerns, we want New Zealanders to be able to afford the things they want, including quality education. However instead of attacking every political party under the sun as NZUSA do, ACT is offering policies based on good economics and rewarding success."
Collins says he believes it is time for NZUSA to place an emphasis on policies, which will help students pay off their debt and get ahead when they graduate.

“It’s about time NZUSA pulled their heads out of the sand. Currently their practice of simply pointing out how large student loans are is tired and makes me think whether they actually care about solutions to the problems at all.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news