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Politics

July 16, 2018

Every day, women testify to sexual harassment and assault in the workplace. What political action is needed to break up this pervasive culture? VicNats The Young Nats are thankful that due to the changing workplace culture and the success of international campaigns, an increasing amount of women are reporting workplace sexual abuse. Despite this there […]

June 5, 2018

Budget Opinion Call me sad, but I had been looking forward to Jacinda’s first Budget for a good long while. Of course, I had the idea that this would be a day of confirming or denying the hole in Labour’s three year plan that Minister for Everything Steven Joyce whinged to the media about last […]

June 5, 2018

In your opinion, what is one strength and one weakness of the 2018 Budget? VicNats Budget 2018 proved that the Ardern-Peters Government is all talk and no action. The Labour party had racked up an endless list of promises throughout the election and this Budget showed New Zealanders that the money to fund them simply isn’t […]

May 28, 2018

Budget 2018 – Grant Robertson The first Budget of the Labour-NZ First Government was delivered on 17 May by Finance Minister Grant Robertson. The Budget this year had a broad focus on promoting a strong economy, and on practical and informed decision-making made by the Government for New Zealanders. Treasury predicted a forecast surplus of […]

May 28, 2018

Who’s going to win Dancing with the Stars? Why? VicNats  The Young Nats have no opinion on who should win. We’re too busy holding the Ardern-Peters Government to account. – Grahame Woods. VicLabour David. Because he finally knows what hard work is. ACT on Campus    David is doing fantastic and is improving week on […]

May 21, 2018

Homelessness Prevention Programme Extended to Various Towns in New Zealand Several regions across New Zealand have been selected for a new housing initiative set up by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. On Friday 4 May the Government announced that the Housing First Programme is set to receive $63.4 million dollars, as laid out […]

May 21, 2018

Should New Zealand abolish prisons? VicNats Once the Ardern-Peters government has legislated away crime, alongside poverty and the housing crisis, we look forward to enthusiastically supporting the abolition of prisons too. Such will be a further step towards the socialist paradise we all deserve, and can obviously so easily achieve. – Grahame Woods VicLabour Prisons […]

May 14, 2018

Is the Government’s policy to accept 1500 refugees per year enough or too little? Does your party believe New Zealand has the resources to accept more? Greens at Vic  More people are displaced around the world right now than at any time since World War II. 65.6 million people are displaced from their homes; 22.5 […]

May 14, 2018

Waka Jumping Bill The controversial Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill — commonly known as the “Waka Jumping” Bill — passed its first reading in the House on 30 January 2018, and is now at the select committee stage. The Bill aims to restore confidence in the integrity of Parliament and improve the way MPs are elected. […]