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


Democrat Party Conference & Launch This Weekend

Party Conference and Campaign Launch This Weekend

‘Democrats for Social Credit’ delegates from around New Zealand will gather in Wellington at the James Cook Hotel this weekend to launch the Party’s election campaign and to attend the annual conference.

Party Leader Stephnie de Ruyter said that the weekend was a special one for Party members.

“Candidates and party activists will be promoting social credit on the hustings under our own banner for the first time since 1990” she said.

Formed as the Social Credit Political League in 1953, the Party first campaigned in the 1954 election and has endured as a sovereign political entity for the full span of its fifty-two years. During that time, voter support has secured parliamentary representation for the Party on several occasions since the 1960s.

“We have changed our name, but not our vision. We offer fresh ideas for a better New Zealand” said Ms de Ruyter.

“This Party stands for economic and social justice. Through monetary reform we can scrap the student loan scheme, publicly fund health, abolish GST and introduce the Community Credit Programme to fund infrastructure.

“We look forward to taking the social credit vision for New Zealand to voters. We can all be richer through reform” she concluded.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


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>>


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