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Where are Labour and National's education policies

21 July 2008

Media Release:

Where are Labour and National's education policies?

QPEC has begun analysing the education policies of the main political parties with a section of our website devoted to the topic.

It is at

The Green Party and Maori Party have provided comprehensive responses to key questions posed by QPEC looking at critical issues in education and we congratulate United Future as the first party to release its full education policy.

However the two major political parties have provided very little. Labour has still to respond to QPEC questions more than two months after they were submitted. The National Party responded quickly but there are major gaps in their policy where they have either not developed or not announced policy yet.

This is unacceptable from both these parties.

Education is a critical issue and one where we expect major differences to emerge between the parties. The public deserves this information to digest, debate and discuss these differences NOW instead of having policy dumped into a crowded public domain in the run-up to the election.

QPEC urges both parties to release their key education policies NOW.


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