Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Dalziel Reveals Policy On Foreign Students

Media Release
10 September 2003

Dalziel Reveals Government's Policy On Foreign Students


New Zealand First has questioned the Government’s priorities over educating New Zealand students versus foreign students.

According to Minister of Immigration, Lianne Dalziel, foreign children whose parents pay the fees should have a right to attend any of our primary schools.

In response to a question from New Zealand First education spokesperson, Hon Brian Donnelly, asking why foreign-fee paying students should be allowed to attend our primary schools, the Minister replied, “Because they’ve paid their fees”.

“It would appear that no consideration is to be given to whether such students might detract from the attention New Zealand students receive, no consideration is to be given to the impact upon the supply of primary teachers to teach our own population, no consideration is to be given to school accommodation, “ said Mr Donnelly.

“The simple justification for allowing foreign children into our schools is that their fees have been paid. In other words, cough up the dough and to a New Zealand school you can go,” said Mr Donnelly.

“Taxpayers deserve better than such a limp policy.”


ENDS

© 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>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. 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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news