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


Bribery and Corruption OK By Student Associations

28 July 2005

Bribery and Corruption OK By Student Associations

"The scrapping of interest on student loans, promised by Hard Labour is an absolute disgrace and the response from the various student associations across the country shows that they are just as bereft of any sense of decency." This was from Peter Osborne, the Libertarianz Spokesman to Deregulate Education today.

"Not only is this highly irresponsible, it is corrupt to the core and is a stark indication that this government is desperate to stay in power. People must not be fooled by such an obvious bribe. To show the very real perversion behind this issue, Hard Labour isn't sacrificing anything of themselves to achieve this; once again they will force the taxpayer to suffer the burden of this rort for years to come. All for what? Just to keep these crooks in power."

He says, "If the various students associations think that this is good for students, then they are short sighted fools. Accepting this bribe will only assist in furthering the intrusion of the state into all of our lives -- a cost we will all have to suffer for their unprincipled vote. I sincerely hope that the student associations aren't representative of the majority of student ideals."

"This is a clear example of why New Zealand is in urgent need of a constitution that protects the rights of individuals from the initiation of force or fraud perpetrated by any other individual or group. This includes the State. Libertarianz have such a constitution and we will enshrine it permanently. This will allow everyone to live in freedom, secure in the knowledge that their liberties will not be voted away by other people.

Osborne concludes, "Libertarianz will remove the state from the lending business entirely. If pupils wish to borrow money for their education, that is their prerogative and their responsibility. They are not entitled to the earnings of the unwilling taxpayer, and government has no right dishing it out for such means. We will also put a stop, once and for all, to government theft. This will put an end to the bribery and corruption so openly displayed by politicians across the board.


© 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>>


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>>


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>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news