Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Policies for Whole Life, Not Just Student Life

Policies for Your Whole Life, Not Just Student Life

Thursday 7th Oct 1999
Richard Prebble
Media Release -- Education

ACT New Zealand today released its tertiary policy at a forum of Auckland University students with ACT Education Spokesman Donna Awatere Huata and Leader Hon Richard Prebble outlining how ACT's policies would help students now and in the future.

Donna Awatere Huata said her Party was determined to lift the quality and standard of education from pre-school right through high school to give more New Zealanders the skills to take on tertiary study.

"ACT will close the rapidly widening gap between the number of students from poor schools going on to University compared to the number from wealthy areas. Tertiary education is slipping out of the grasp of children from low income families because they are not being taught either at home or at school that they can succeed.

"ACT is committed to protecting every child's right to excellence in education.

"For students currently enrolled in tertiary study the policy we are releasing today will help them succeed now and in the future. We have a positive vision for tertiary education based on equity, excellence and choice. It gives the power to students and will ease their financial burden both now and when they begin their careers.

"High tax is the real student debt. Labour and the Alliance are promising students a cheap education now, but they will tax graduates into the ground for the rest of their lives. ACT believes those who work hard, get their qualifications and get jobs should keep more of what they earn each week. ACT's policies will keep our talented graduates in New Zealand.

"We want a strong, growing economy that is creating job opportunities for graduates so they don't have to go overseas.

"This policy is not for student activists or student unions. This policy is for the majority of students who are studying to get an education, get ahead and get a job. It is about helping them now and in the future to succeed and keep New Zealand moving forward," said Donna Awatere Huata.

For more information visit ACT online at http://www.act.org.nz or contact the ACT Parliamentary Office at act@parliament.govt.nz.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Epic Fails Of Kris Faafoi


Ever since Winston Peters first breathed life into this government in 2018, its own branding has been all about social justice and how we all need to be “kind” to each other. Somehow, Kris Faafoi must have missed the memo. His performance in the immigration portfolio (in particular) has neither been kind nor just, especially to the migrants whose skills New Zealand will need to get us through Covid, and grow the economy into the future... More>>

Covid-19 & Government: Government Green Lights Rapid Antigen Testing


Some of the country’s largest businesses have put in an order for 300,000 approved rapid antigen tests for their workforce, after working at pace with the Government on a new scheme unveiled by Associate Minister of Health and Research, Science and Innovation Ayesha Verrall... More>>


ALSO:




 
 


Government: Opportunity To Shape NZ’s First Emissions Reduction Plan
The Government is inviting New Zealanders to inform the country’s first Emissions Reduction Plan with the release of a consultation document containing a range of policy ideas to decrease the country’s emissions, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Climate Change Minister James Shaw announced today... More>>

ALSO:


Government: Books Show Resilient And Strong Economy
The end of year audited Crown accounts released today show the Government’s health led approach to the COVID-19 pandemic has protected New Zealand’s economy. “On almost every indicator the accounts show that the New Zealand economy has performed better than forecast... More>>


Healthcare: Health System Is Ready For Assisted-dying Law
The health system is ready for the implementation of the End of Life Choice Act when it takes effect next month, making assisted dying legal in New Zealand, Health Minister Andrew Little said today... More>>

ALSO:



Government: Mandatory Vaccination For Two Workforces

Large parts of two workforces critical to preventing the spread of COVID-19 will be required to be vaccinated, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Our education and health and disability workforces have done an incredible job throughout this pandemic to keep themselves and people safe,” Chris Hipkins said.... More>>


Green Party: Deeply Concerned Space Launches May Be Breaching Nuclear-free Laws

The Green Party is deeply concerned that space launches by Rocket Lab may be breaching nuclear-free laws, given our long-standing position as a signatory of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty... More>>



Children's Commissioner: Call For Mandatory Vaccination Of Children’s Workforce
The Children’s Commissioner and Assistant Māori Commissioner are calling for a plan for the mandatory vaccination of teachers and the entire children’s workforce in New Zealand... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels