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

 

Election Under Spotlight at Major Conference


New Zealand’s third MMP election threw up results which have surprised and baffled commentators with the rise from nowhere of United Future, the resurrection of New Zealand First and decimation of National’s support and criticism of its campaign.
And less than a month after New Zealanders cast their ballots, the New Zealand Political Change Project at Victoria University, with the New Zealand Politics Research Group, has organised a major conference to put the election under the microscope.
“Campaigning Under MMP: The 2002 General Election” will be held in the Legislative Council Chamber at Parliament Buildings on Friday August 23 and will be hosted by the Speaker of Parliament, the Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt.
It is the sixth post-election conference organised by staff in the University’s political science and international relations programme, four of which have resulted in the publication of a books compiled from the papers presented.
The conference will include discussion of campaign events, policy issues and trends, campaign strategy from the perspective of party managers, the views and experiences of candidates, the role of the mass media and the election outcome. Presenters will include political scientists, commentators, party strategists, candidates and members of the media.
Victoria University political scientist Associate Professor Elizabeth McLeay said presenters were often very forthright in their views.
“By holding the conference so close to the election, those attending get a very real feel of how the parties, candidates and the media saw the campaign unfold without those perceptions being filtered through the passage of time.
“With this being the third election under MMP, we wanted to focus on campaigning, how the parties and candidates have adapted to the electoral system and what strategies and tactics worked or, as some parties found, did not work.”
Media are welcome to attend the conference that operates on 'Chatham House’ rules. Reporters wanting to report the comments of those presenting papers need to gain their approval at the end of their presentation.
Issued by Victoria University of Wellington Public Affairs
For further information please contact, Dr Stephen Church, NZ Political Change Project, 04-463-5738 or Antony Paltridge, public affairs adviser, 04-463-5873


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Our Military Roles In Iraq & Afghanistan

The politics of the deployment extension have degenerated into a slanging match about whether the previous National government was right or wrong to make the initial commitment to Iraq – and whether the extension is a responsible thing given our joint training role in Iraq with Australia, or is hypocritical in the light of prior statements made by a previous Labour leader etc. etc. etc.

As usual, the benefit – or otherwise – of our military presence to the people on the receiving end has barely had a look in. More>>

 

Commissioner To Be Appointed: Govt To Dismiss Board Of Whitireia And WelTec

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has made a preliminary decision to appoint a Commissioner to Whitireia and WelTec to address the two polytechnics’ financial woes. More>>

ALSO:

Open Government Action Plan: Government To Proactively Release Cabinet Papers

The Cabinet papers will be released no later than 30 business days after a Cabinet decision. This process will be in place for Cabinet papers lodged from 1 January 2019... More>>

ALSO:

NZ Initiative: Evidence Of "Huge" Government Waste

It is not so much that spending is being literally wasted. Rather the best performing countries are achieving much better outcomes relative to their spending. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Ardern Pep Talk

The intolerance being shown as the coalition process unfolds in New Zealand betrays our depressing appetite for a tidily totalitarian style of government where everyone is expected to march in lockstep. More>>

ALSO:

Last Two: All Charter Schools To Join State System

The decisions on Tūranga Tangata Rite in Gisborne and Waatea School in Auckland mean that all 12 charter schools that applied to become designated character or state integrated schools have now been approved. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels