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Should politicians be educated on arrival in Parliament?

Should politicians be educated on arrival in Parliament?

A Spirited Conversation with Grant Robertson

Grant Robertson is currently the Member of Parliament for Wellington Central, Labour’s Deputy Leader, Labour Spokesperson for the Environment and Labour Spokesperson for Tertiary Education, Skills and Training.

He has worked at the United Nations in New York – as a New Zealand diplomat, representing NZ views on the environment, economic development, population, overseas aid and South Pacific issues. He was the Vice President of the Board of the UN Development Programme and UN Population Fund. He managed NZ Overseas Aid Programme to Samoa – a $7.7 million fund with projects in diverse areas such basic education, healthcare, public sector capacity building, small business development, and the empowerment of women.

He was an advisor to the Prime Minister and to the Hon. Marian Hobbs. Prior to the election, He was working promoting and developing the basic and commercial research activities of the University of Otago in Wellington.

He has a BA (Hons) Political Studies, University of Otago.

Thistle Inn, 7pm (join us for a meal at 5:30 in the dining room)
Monday 3 September

www.satrs.org.nz

ENDS

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