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Tax Cut The Only Answer To Student Debt

Posted on 10 Apr 2008

ACT New Zealand Deputy Leader Heather Roy today called on Labour to free New Zealand  from the millstone of student debt by cutting taxes and allowing people to repay their student loans more quickly.

Helen Clark Out Of Touch

Posted on 30 Jan 2008

ACT Leader Rodney Hide today labelled Prime Minister Helen Clark out of touch with the problems that confront New Zealand, and said that making young people stay in school or training until they're 18 will do nothing to stop youth crime or address educational failure for young people.

New Direction Needed - Not Just New Government

Posted on 29 Jan 2008

ACT Leader Rodney Hide today welcomed National Party Leader John Key's speech setting out his vision for New Zealand - but said that what New Zealanders want is a new direction, not just a new Government.

Report Shows Opportunity Missed

Posted on 19 Oct 2007

ACT New Zealand Education Spokesman Heather Roy today expressed disappointment that the Education & Science Select Committee had virtually ignored the petition from Auckland group '20 Hours Free.  Please' and said that, in doing so, it had missed an opportunity to make meaningful recommendations to the Government on its flawed Early Childhood Education scheme.

Minister In Denial Over Maori Education - Roy

Posted on 16 Feb 2007
The Minister of Education is in denial that Labour policies are failing thousands of Maori children, says ACT Education Spokesman, Heather Roy.

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.

Teachers: it's not just a numbers game

Posted on 26 Aug 2005
It’s one thing to promise more teachers, but it’s another to recruit and retain them in the profession, says ACT Education spokesman Deborah Coddington.

More cynical vote-buying from Labour

Posted on 23 Aug 2005
Labour’s decision to extend its 20 hours a week free childcare to private centres is cynical election year vote-buying, says ACT Education spokesman Deborah Coddington.

More PC claptrap from Labour

Posted on 19 Aug 2005
The Education Ministry decision to introduce values to the school curriculum is just more politically correct claptrap from Labour, says ACT Education spokesman Deborah Coddington said.
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