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Politics

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. […]

May 7, 2018

Should the Government intervene to halt the closure of specialist libraries at Auckland University? VicNats No. Universities operate as independent crown entities and are free to make their own choices about how they best use their assets. The Young Nats believe that if the Government intervened at the  University of Auckland, it would be a […]

April 30, 2018

Who is one of your party’s young up-and-comers to keep an eye on? Why? VicNats The National Party is extremely lucky to not only have one, but a caucus full of young up-and-comers. This can be seen with our most recent addition to the National Party’s caucus, Nicola Willis. Her and the rest of the […]

April 30, 2018

Jacinda Ardern Went Overseas Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has just returned from whirlwind tour to meet with numerous leaders around Europe and the United Kingdom, and to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Leaving on the 13th April, after visiting New Zealand athletes in the Gold Coast, Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford […]

April 30, 2018

Fresh back from her European trip, the PM announced significant “culture changes” to WINZ are incoming, spoke about trade talks with the EU and responded to accusations of spying by DOC. I got too nervous to ask her about Syria. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that an overhaul of the Welfare System was “imminent”. “I […]

April 30, 2018

I’ve been reading over all the old “Eye on Exec”s and seems like in the past VUWSA meetings have been dominated by shitty decisions and infighting. I would love to give you dirt on this year’s exec, but so far they appear wholesome as fuck, and as a byproduct there are no dramas or shenanigans […]