Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search


Staunch Campus Attack!

Staunch, the youth wing of the Alliance, is running a nationwide campaign urging students and other interested people to submit to the Select Committee Inquiry into Student loans, fees and allowances, and the resourcing of Tertiary Education.

"Almost everyday we hear of new research showing how the reforms of the last decade have shut people out, and burdened vast numbers of young people with massive debts," said Julie Fairey, Staunch spokesperson.

"Finally students have a chance to give their views, and relate their experiences, so that the mistakes of the last ten years are not repeated."

Submissions must be in to the Education and Science Select Committee by Monday 24th of July.

Staunch has been organising submission gathering on campuses throughout the country, through stalls, speaking to lectures and distributing and collecting submission forms.

Already the Christchurch Staunch group alone has collected nearly five hundred submission forms in only the first two days of its drive. Staunch is also highlighting the online submission form offered by APSU at www.apsu.org.nz.

"Just this week AUS released figures showing a 36% drop in per student government funding over the last twenty years, and those costs are being passed directly on to students who can not afford it.

“The voice of each student, parent or indebted wage-slave at this inquiry will be impossible for the government to ignore," said Tom Haig, Staunch spokesperson.

Tom Haig
(04) 384 1920
Julie Fairey
(09) 623 2676
(021) 216 7868
Staunch Alliance spokespeople

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Our Posturing At The UN

In New York, Key basically took an old May 2 Washington Post article written by Barack Obama, recycled it back to the Americans, and still scored headlines here at home… We’ve had a double serving of this kind of comfort food. More>>


Treaty Settlements: Bills Delayed As NZ First Pulls Support

Ngāruahine, Te Atiawa and Taranaki are reeling today as they learnt that the third and final readings of each Iwi’s Historical Treaty Settlement Bills scheduled for this Friday, have been put in jeopardy by the actions of NZ First. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Damage De-Regulation Is Doing To Fisheries And Education, Plus Kate Tempest

Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count. Back in 1992, the free market friendly Health Safety and Employment Act gutted the labour inspectorate and turned forestry, mining and other workplace sites into death traps, long before the Pike River disaster. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news