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2005 Election Debate 9 candidates 9 Parties


To all Political and Education Reporters

Lincoln University Students Association’s
Political Debate

2005 General Election Debate 9 candidates/MP's- 9 Political Parties

As part of The Canterbury Association of Tertiary Students (CATS), co-ordinated week of political discussions, Lincoln University Students Association (LUSA), will be hosting a 9 candidate/mp electoral debate/discussion session.

This will be occurring tomorrow, Wednesday (13th April) starting at 12.30pm at Lincoln University’s ‘Sunken Lawn’.

Party representatives from major political party contenders will discuss their respective party education policies as well as questions from Students and Staff in attendance.

The representatives will include:

Julian Blanchard (Labour)
Kate Wilkenson (National)
Megan Woods (Progressives)
Nandor Tanscos (Greens)
Bernnie Olgivie (United Future)
Gerry Eckhoff (ACT)
Suzy Klement (NZ First)
Monte Ohia (Maori)
Tom Dowie (Alliance)

Topics for Discussion include:

- Education policy vision
- Student Loans and Allowances
- PBRF and TEC

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