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Unanimous Cross-Party Support Reached on Students’ Welfare

Monday, 26 June 2017, 10:50 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

A remit successfully passed by the National Party Conference on Saturdaymarks a full cross-party political consensus on the increase of weekly loan living costs, according to the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. More >>

ACT Giving National a Lesson

Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 9:02 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

31 MAY 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National is now the only party that refuses to address students’ welfare, following a speech made by ACT Party leader David Seymour at Victoria University last night, in which the Epsom MP asserted the need for increased ... More >>

Government Needs to ‘Grow Up’ on Students’ Welfare

Monday, 29 May 2017, 12:47 pm | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

The Government’s lily-livered attempt at supporting students in the latest budget is evidence of its incompetency on students’ welfare, according to the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. More >>

Mental Health Inquiry within 100 Days Backed by Students

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 12:26 pm | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

Responding to news of Labour leader Andrew Little committing to an independent mental health inquiry within 100 days of being elected, Jack Close, spokesperson for the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance says: More >>

Chance for Minister to Back Students as He Backs Corporates

Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 8:55 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

A policy change sought by students would only cost the Government a fraction of what it dishes out each year to its favourite businesses, according to the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. More >>

No Surprise 90,000 Young People Not Studying or Working

Wednesday, 17 May 2017, 9:32 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

That nearly 90,000 young people are not in employment, education or training (NEET) is yet another symptom of rising living costs and insufficient government support for students, according to the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. “For a decade, the ... More >>

New Labour Mental Health Policy a Good Start

Thursday, 11 May 2017, 12:04 pm | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

Responding to the Labour Party’s policy announcement today of a $43 million two-year pilot for primary mental health teams in eight sites across New Zealand, Jack Close, spokesperson for the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance says: More >>

Government Locking Rural Kids Out of Universities

Wednesday, 26 April 2017, 9:12 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

Students with rural backgrounds are being prevented from attending university as a result of the current loan living costs scheme, especially from the only two institutes that offer medicine qualifications, says the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance. More >>

Yet Another Example of Government Inertia

Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:16 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

The oblivious response from Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith on 1 News last night to calls from the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance to improve students’ welfare is yet another example of the Government’s callous ... More >>

Pressure Group Set to Lock Horns with Politicians

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 9:56 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

A new political lobby group has been formed to challenge politicians on students’ welfare, an article written by the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance spokesperson Jack Close on The Spinoff yesterday shows . The group has two policy objectives: to reform ... More >>

Suicide and young people

Tuesday, 11 April 2017, 9:29 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

More young people die each year of suicide than cancer and car crashes combined, according to research uncovered by the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance . More >>

NZUSA survey results an indicator of callous Gov't inaction

Thursday, 6 April 2017, 12:35 pm | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

Responding to reports of the latest NZUSA survey that show students are spending less on food to cover rent, Jack Close, spokesperson for the Aotearoa Students’ Alliance , says: “According to TradeMe’s rent price index, rents have increased ... More >>

Ministry of Education Knows Living Cost Policy is Incoherent

Tuesday, 4 April 2017, 11:55 am | Aotearoa Students' Alliance

The Ministry of Education has known for a decade that there is no rationale behind its living cost policy, according to evidence released to the newly formed Aotearoa Students’ Alliance under the Official Information Act. The response shows the Ministry's ... More >>

 

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