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Politics

October 15, 2018

It was Jacinda’s first Post Cab press conference since returning from her trip. Last Monday the PM offered a critique of fuel companies. She brought along Ministers Megan Woods and Chris Faafoi to help her answer questions. The PM’s Week Ahead On Tuesday, Jacinda Ardern travelled to the Wairarapa with Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor and […]

October 15, 2018

This year, the defence industry’s annual Defence Industry and National Security Forum will take place at a Palmerston North Council venue. Protestors are pressuring the council to cancel the event for its “truly vile weapons” and “blood money”. Should local councils have the right to restrict controversial forums? Why? VicLabour Let’s remember why the expo […]

October 8, 2018

New Zealand First may seek a law change to force migrants and refugees to sign up to a set of core Kiwi values. The Respecting New Zealand Values Bill would require new migrants to respect gender equality, legal sexual preferences, freedom of religion, and a commitment not to campaign against alcohol consumption. Should New Zealand have the right to force Kiwi values onto migrants? Where […]

October 8, 2018

It’s the second to last exec meeting of the year. Rhianna, our Academic Vice President, was chairing, as our trusty prez Marlon had some family stuff going down. For the first time this year, a Random Student was also in attendance. VUWSA meetings are public. Did you know that? I didn’t. Anyway tons of shit went […]

October 8, 2018

National MP Jami-Lee Ross Steps Down Front Bench MP Jami-Lee Ross has retired from shadow cabinet duties due to health reasons. Mr Ross handed in his portfolios of Transport and Infrastructure to National Party Leader Simon Bridges last Tuesday. Neither he nor Bridges confirmed how long he would be away from Parliament. Simon Bridges confirmed […]

October 1, 2018

Is the plastic bag ban simply a tokenistic gesture? Why or why not? VicNats “The plastic bag ban is a tokenistic policy that ultimately does more harm than good. The use of plastic bags is proven to contribute less CO2 emissions over time than the production of reusable bags. Meaning that the Government has ignored […]

October 1, 2018

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters took the reins of Cabinet last week while Jacinda Ardern attended the UN General Assembly in New York. This week, the Kingmaker certainly didn’t disappoint. Cabinet Minutes Condensed Winston Peters started off the press conference by confirming that the “Waka-Jumping” Bill, is expected to pass through the House of Representatives […]

September 24, 2018

On Monday 17 September Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered her weekly press conference after her cabinet meeting. Military Deployment First up, Jacinda announced five Defence Force deployments. The major development was an extension to the existing deployment to Camp Taji in Iraq to June 2019, which will basically be the end of Kiwi soldiers training up Iraqi […]

September 24, 2018

In recent weeks, several Labour policies — justice, the refugee quota, and employment law — have been diluted by New Zealand First. Are cracks showing in the coalition? VicLabour  No. It’s called MMP sweetie, look it up. Greens on Campus No. It’s called MMP sweetie, look it up. – Mark Metcalfe VicNats Not only have […]