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Politics

August 6, 2018

Simon Bridge’s First Speech as Leader National Leader Simon Bridges has made his first public speech as National Leader at National’s AGM. On 29 July, Bridges delivered a fiery speech that criticized the current Labour/NZ First Government’s economic decisions since they have been in power, including their tertiary education policy, the cutting of benefit sanctions, […]

August 6, 2018

The Waka-jumping bill will mean that list MPs will be expelled from Parliament if they quit or were expelled from their party. What effect will the Electoral (Integrity) Amendment Bill have on our democracy? Do you believe the bill should be passed into law? VicNats  The ”Waka-jumping” bill is one of the greatest insults to […]

July 23, 2018

Pike River Mine Re-entry Concept Plan Presented to Families The re-entry to the Pike River Mine has been given a tangible plan, which has been presented to the victim’s families. On 14 July, Minister responsible for Pike River re-entry Andrew Little confirmed that the plan for re-entering the mine has been completed. The “concept plan”, […]

July 23, 2018

“Given the Masterpiece Cakeshop case in the US and similar controversy recently in Auckland, should business be permitted use religious beliefs to refuse goods and services to queer people?” Greens at Vic The discussion has been focused around specialist business that sell a specific luxury good. However, this ignores the implications of a greater law […]

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 […]