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Politics

April 16, 2018

Salient TV gets to know our new Green Party Co-Leader. Here’s the serious interview. Head to Facebook for Marama’s hot takes on Weet-Bix, E-Bikes, and Shortland St. Lauren: Can you go through your life up to this point? What’s been the most formative and what you’re most proud of? Marama: Gosh, I guess the most […]

April 16, 2018

Salient Chief News Reporter Angus Shaw went to the Prime Minister’s Post Cabinet Press Conference on Monday 9 April: mostly budget stuff, but also the Northcote by-election and the rebuilding of Middlemore hospital. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Finance Minister Grant Robertson spoke this week about the 2018 budget, with the Prime Minister stating that […]

April 16, 2018

Marama Davidson’s Landslide Co-Leadership Victory Marama Davidson won a landslide victory for Co-leader of the Green Party in an announcement on 8 April. The Green List MP won a monumental victory against fellow candidate Julie Anne Genter at 110 votes to 34. She fills the vacant female Co-leader seat that was left behind by Metiria […]

April 16, 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently said in an interview with The Guardian that she expects New Zealand will become a republic in her lifetime. Is this something your Party would prioritize in coming years? Why/why not? Young Greens I think there’s a need for nationwide discussion around who we are as a nation, and what […]

April 9, 2018

Greens MP and Minister for Women Hon Julie Anne Genter recently came under fire for her comments about “old white men” needing to move on from board positions to make way for younger, more diverse talent. Is there truth to this statement? What is the best way to approach diversity and representation around decision-making? VicNats […]

April 9, 2018

Reform to Tertiary Education Bill The Education (Tertiary Education and Other Matters) Amendment Bill passed its final reading on 27 March 2018. Introduced in February 2017, the Bill will allow for the Tertiary Education Commission to have more control over provider spending. The amendment implements harsher penalties for crimes punishable under the Education Act 1989, […]

March 26, 2018

Defence Minister’s Transportation Defence Minister Ron Mark has denied claims that he has used Defence Force Transport as his “personal taxi service”. Mark recently came under fire from National Defence Spokesperson Mark Mitchell for his use of Air Force NH90 helicopters to get to work related events. Travel logs show that some aircraft were diverted […]

March 26, 2018

Prostitution was decriminalised in New Zealand in 2003. Former Labour MP Georgina Beyer, one of the original proponents of the Prostitution Reform Act 2003, said recently that the law around sex work is worth reviewing a decade later. Do you think current legislation has been effective in reducing harm for sex workers? Would you support […]

March 19, 2018

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern recently announced that the Government will be sending around $20 million to Tonga and Samoa to aid their recovery in the wake of Cyclone Gita. Is this a good use of Government funds? What does New Zealand gain from supporting its Pacific neighbours? VicLabour Why shouldn’t the idea of selflessness extend […]