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Maram Davidson, Green Party MP

Privatisation is a failed response to when you have gutted funding from public education.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 15:32

James Shaw's speech to the Council of Trade Unions' conference, 25 October 2017


Kia tau te rangimārie o te Rangi e tū nei

o Papatūānuku e takoto nei

o te Taiao e awhi nei

ki runga i a tātou.

Tīhei mauri ora!

(May the peace of the sky above, of the earth below, and of the all-embracing universe rest upon us all. Behold, the essence of life!)

E rere haere ana ngā mihi ki ngā mana whenua o tēnei rohe a Te Ātiawa

(I send greetings and thanks to the home people of this region, Te Ātiawa)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 12:03

The Green Party announced today that, in government, it will provide genuine support for students by bringing in a universal post-graduate student allowance and increasing allowance rates for all students.

“The rise in the cost of living and higher rents are making life increasingly hard for students, and the Green Party has a plan to fix that,” said Green Party leader James Shaw.

Gareth Hughes MP
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 10:37

I move that the Student Loan Scheme (First Home Student Loan Repayment Diversion) Amendment Bill be now read a first time, I nominate the Education and Science Committee to consider the bill.

A home of your own used to be the Kiwi dream. For too many, particularly Generation rent it’s just that, a dream.

Gareth Hughes MP
Friday, November 25, 2016 - 12:18

The Green Party is launching a plan today to help people struggling with student loans get into their first home.

Green MP Gareth Hughes’s Student Loan Scheme First Home Repayment Diversion Bill was launched today, the latest in a series of Green Party policies to address the housing crisis.

“Many young people are struggling to get a house deposit together and we want to make it easier and faster for them to get a foot in the door,” said Green Party tertiary spokesperson Gareth Hughes

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 14:36

Rising unemployment shows how National’s economic mismanagement has failed to deliver enough jobs for New Zealanders, the Green Party says.

“Ten thousand more unemployed people is ten thousand real life tragedies for people hunting for work, and their families,” Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei said.

Gareth Hughes MP
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 11:38

The Government is forcing students into more debt, by keeping the student accommodation payment capped at 2004 levels for more than a decade, the Green Party says.

Student Debt today tipped $15 billion.

“The accommodation payment was capped at $40 a week for single students way back in 2004, before YouTube even existed,” Green Party tertiary education spokesperson Gareth Hughes said.