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VSM Bill Will Set Students Free

Posted on 20 Aug 2009

The drawing of my Education (Freedom of Association) Members Bill is the first step in liberating students from the flawed and out-dated law that forces them to join their local student association and steals their right to make their own decisions, ACT New Zealand MP Sir Roger Douglas said today.

Labour's Political Patronage Plans For Tertiary Education

Posted on 05 Apr 2006
Labour's "future directions" for tertiary education funding, released today, will undermine the independence of universities, decrease competition and remove choice from students, says ACT MP Heather Roy.

Auditor-General’s Te Wananga o Aotearoa report damning

Posted on 08 Sep 2005
The Auditor-General’s report into the activities of Te Wananga o Aotearoa that has been released for consultation amongst interested parties slams the Labour Government for allowing a gross wastage of substantial amounts of public monies, ACT MP Ken Shirley revealed today.

Tax Cuts Best for Students – Best For Everyone!

Posted on 09 Aug 2005
Speech to Victoria University students, GBLT 4, Law School, Wellington, Monday August 8, 1.15pm.

ACT’s tax cuts better for students

Posted on 09 Aug 2005
Students will be far better off with ACT’s tax policy than Labour’s loans bribe, ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today.

Media Advisory

Posted on 09 Aug 2005
ACT Leader Rodney Hide will today outline ACT’s plan to nail student debt to students and the media.  

Labour’s tertiary bribe unprecedented foolishness - ACT

Posted on 27 Jul 2005
Labour’s attempt to outbid National by slashing the interest off student loans for people who stay in New Zealand will encourage students to get deeper and deeper into debt, ACT Leader Rodney Hide said today.

Labour's bungling likely to cost taxpayers

Posted on 08 Jul 2005
The Labour Government’s “we know best” attitude has brought it on the wrong side of a High Court decision today, says ACT Education spokesman Deborah Coddington.

Average student loan debt skyrockets

Posted on 10 Jan 2005
The average student loan debt has skyrocketed by 22 percent since Labour came to power, ACT Education spokesman Deborah Coddington revealed today.

Brain drain or brain gain?

Posted on 17 Dec 2004
Results of a survey conducted by the New Zealand Vice Chancellor's Committee show that, despite the student loans scheme, only around six percent of university students leave New Zealand immediately after they graduate, ACT Education spokesman Deborah Coddington said today.
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