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

 

National Student Day of Action

National Student Day of Action


Friday 15th of August is a National Student Day of Action. Reclaim University of Auckland, Blockade the Budget and We are the University (Akl) are standing together against the corporatisation of the university. This Day of Action is held in conjunction with students in Wellington and Christchurch.


Student action has been an essential part of changes in discourse throughout New Zealand history. From opposition to apartheid to standing alongside Ngāti Whātua at Bastion Point, students from each generation have helped to push New Zealand towards becoming a more progressive society. This generation of students is defined by burgeoning debt, the lack of student and staff control over the university and our university’s academic co-operation with the oppressive Israeli regime. Seeking to combat this and reclaim the role of the university as the 'critic and conscience of society', students across the nation are coordinating a joint effort to regain control of our education.


At our day of action, Auckland students are asking where our university fees are going:


When more than one hundred jobs are being 'restructured' for admin staff through the Faculty Administrative Review (FAR)?

When our Vice-chancellor is the highest paid public official in Aotearoa, earning $660,000 per year?

When the University of Auckland is expected to become the first billion dollar tertiary institution?

When cleaners and other support staff are not paid a living wage or given secure contracts?

When academics are supporting colonial oppression and apartheid by publishing in partnership with Israeli academics and not supporting BDS?

When the politicians making austerity cuts to education received a fully funded tertiary education?

When the university doesn’t hold the NZ Police to account for brutalising its students, or call out the IPCA for failing to respond to an official complaint after two years?

When the already minimal student, staff and community representation on University Councils is being undermined in favour of corporate interests?

When fully funded, fee free tertiary education is entirely possible?


If you want answers to these questions, join us on the 15th of August at 12pm at the University of Auckland Business School.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Jami-Lee Ross Saga

In the end, the Jami-Lee Ross tweet about secretly taping his leader and promising to use it – assuming that such a tape exists, and wasn’t just being conjured out of thin air as a random threat – is a more serious offence than the original leak.

After all, even the PWC report hadn’t finally and definitively pointed the finger of blame at Ross, but had cited him merely as the most likely suspect. More>>

Live Press Conference: Jami-Lee Ross Plans By-Election, Police Complaint
National MP Jami-Lee Ross is to resign his seat and step down from the National Party, and will stand as an independent in any by-election for his Botany seat... Speaking to media at Parliament, he alleged Mr Bridges had broken electoral donation law and said he would put in an official police complaint. More>>

 

Animal Welfare Advisory Committee: Report On Rodeo Practices Released

The independent committee that advises the Minister responsible for Animal Welfare, has today released a report on animal welfare in rodeos, together with advice to the Minister making recommendations to improve the welfare of the animals in rodeos. More>>

ALSO:

PM's Press Conference: Fuel And Leaks

Other topics included the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey, the relation between the Government moves against high fuel prices and the commitment to act on climate change, NZTA's failures in compliance checks ... More>>

New Hager Investigation: War Crimes, Sexual Assaults And Coverups In Armed Forces

A string of current and ex-New Zealand Defence Force staff have contacted Hager since the book he co-authored with Jon Stephenson – Hit & Run – was published in March 2017... More>>

ALSO:

Israel's Anti-Boycott Law: NZ Activists Fined Over Lorde Cancellation Raise $12k For Charity

New Zealand activists being fined in Israel for urging pop singer Lorde to cancel her concert have raised more than $12,000 for a Palestinian charity. More>>

ALSO:

NZEI: Teacher Shortage Plan Falls Short

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the Government's announcement of new initiatives to address the growing teacher shortage, but says teaching must become a sustainable career choice if there is to be a long-term solution… More>>

ALSO:

New Study: Women’s Refuge Examines Reproductive Coercion In NZ

While some research on reproductive coercion has been undertaken in other countries, like the United States, to date there has not been a comprehensive study of reproductive coercion in New Zealand – making this study a first of its kind. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Govt’s Feeble Response To Loan Sharks

The coalition government’s attempts to minimise the harm done by loan sharks comes nearly 12 years after a major report in 2007 had identified how fringe lenders were aggressively targeting low-income Pacific Island and Maori communities. As that study had found, only 43% of those accessing loan sharks were, at the time, in paid employment. More>>

ALSO:

Sewer Drug Tests: Wastewater Testing To Roll Out Nationally

Testing will be rolled out to 38 sites across the 12 Police districts this month and will capture 80% of New Zealand’s population. Police Commissioner Mike Bush says wastewater testing is crucial to Police’s understanding of drug consumption in our communities. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels