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


Condoms are our 'mini billboards'

15 July 2005

New Zealand Young Labour

Condoms are our 'mini billboards'

Young Labour, the youth wing of the New Zealand Labour Party, has taken a novel approach to talking to young people about politics this year - condoms.

"We are handing out condoms with stickers on them that say 'be safe with Labour' and 'don't get screwed by National" said Conor Roberts, President of Young Labour.

"They are our little mini billboards.

"People always take them with a bit of a laugh, we use them to initiate a conversation with young people who aren't normally engaged in the normal course of political events. Its Young Labour's job to get youth interested in politics and the condoms are a part of that.

"Talking with young people about the issues they are concerned about, it is obvious that their interests are different to what they might hear about in the media.

"Young Labour is metting a good response when we're out there talking about how this government didn't send combat troops to Iraq, how there is more New Zealand music on the radio and TV, how Labour will keep New Zealand nuclear free and how we have invested heaps more in tertiary education" concluded Roberts


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: on the inquiry into the abuse of children in care

Apparently, PM Jacinda Ardern has chosen to exclude faith-based institutions from the government’s promised inquiry into the abuse of children in state care.

Any role for religious institutions – eg the Catholic Church – would be only to observe and to learn from any revelations that arise from the inquiry’s self-limiting focus on state-run institutions… More


Gordon Campbell: On Jim Anderton
For anyone born after 1975, it is hard to grasp just how important a figure Jim Anderton was, for an entire generation.
During the mid to late 1980s, Anderton was the only significant public figure of resistance to the Labour government’s headlong embrace of Thatcherism...More>>


Gong Time: New Year's Honours List

Jacinda Ardern today congratulated the 179 New Zealanders named on the 2018 New Year’s Honours List.

“Although this list was compiled and completed by the last government, it is a pleasure to welcome in the New Year by recognising exceptional New Zealanders,” Jacinda Ardern said.

“As an Aunty, I love reading books to my nieces, so it’s lovely to congratulate Joy Cowley, who is made a member of the Order of New Zealand today....More
Full list

Roads: National launches bid to save highway projects

The National Party has launched a series of petitions aimed at saving regional highway projects at risk because of the Government’s obsession with Auckland trams…More>>


Medical Cannabis: Bill Introduced to “ease suffering”

Health Minister Dr David Clark says making medicinal cannabis more readily available will help relieve the suffering of people who are dying in pain More>>


Campbell: On The Quest For Zero Net Carbon Emissions
Some would querulously ask, zero net carbon emissions by 2050 – while others would say, why not?


CPAG Report: The Further Fraying Of The Welfare Safety Net

New Zealand’s welfare system has undergone a major transformation during the past three decades. This process has seriously thwarted the original intent of the system, which was to provide a decent standard of living for all New Zealanders in times of need... More>>





Featured InfoPages