Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Student Loan Changes Pass

The Student Loan Scheme Amendment Bill completed its third reading in Parliament tonight

The bill passed by 72 to 45 with National, ACT, United Future, New Zealand First, and the Maori Party supporting.

Labour MPs had supported the bill, but were unhappy the Government stuck to its plans to reduce the loan repayment holidays from three years to one year when former students are overseas. Labour wanted to keep it at three years or suggested a compromise of two years, but this was rejected.

They also raised concerns that the bill would now be retrospective to April 1 2012 because of delays in the bill’s progress.

The Government said it was only a matter of days and IRD, employers and students had been gearing up for the changes to take effect from the beginning of the tax year.

MPs began the four hour committee stage debate on the the Appropriation (2010/11 Financial Review) Bill.

**
ParliamentToday.co.nz is a breaking news source for New Zealand parliamentary business featuring broadcast daily news reports

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

#FutureOfNews: Challenge & Solution - A ''New Scoop''

The development of Scoop's new "Ethical Paywall" approach to licensing commercial use of its news content and addressing the current State of the NZ News Media and the challenges being faced news media everywhere. More>>

Lyndon Hood: God Defend The National Anthem

Recently Labour leader Andrew Little said – deliberately, I think – that he didn't like New Zealand's national anthem and many New Zealanders preferred to sing along to the Australian one. More>>

Keith Rankin: Centenary Of The Battle For Chunuk Bair

I don't agree with the view that our national identity was forged at Gallipoli, despite the rah-rah about this in the week leading up to Anzac Day... What concerns me now, however, is our lack of respect for our own history. Why have we switched off? More>>

Werewolf: Pitch Perfect

Among his other blessings, Pope Francis has been a gift to the world of marketing studies. There can be few other examples where a leader has transformed the perception of an enterprise so thoroughly, but without making any discernible change to its core principles. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news