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NZUSA desperate to keep its hands on student money

Tuesday, 6 September 2011, 3:03 pm | Student Choice

NZUSA’s so-called alternative to voluntary membership is nothing more than a desperate attempt to protect its ability to stick its hands into students’ pockets. More >>

NZUSA misrepresentation fuelled support for vsm

Monday, 8 August 2011, 10:39 am | Student Choice

Years of misrepresentation by NZUSA contributed to increased support for voluntary student membership and helped to convince students that compulsory membership was a fundamentally flawed system. More >>

Charities Commission should examine political student unions

Friday, 3 June 2011, 9:55 am | Student Choice

Following the recent deregistration of Greenpeace, the Charities Commission should review the charitable status of various political compulsory student unions. More >>

Labour – listen to Clayton Cosgrove on voluntary membership

Wednesday, 11 May 2011, 9:39 am | Student Choice

The Labour Party and chief whip Rick Barker should follow the advice of Labour MP Clayton Cosgrove and support voluntary membership of private organisations, including tertiary student unions. More >>

Labour/Greens want voluntary student associations to fail

Friday, 6 May 2011, 10:46 am | Student Choice

By delaying a bill to introduce voluntary membership of student associations, Labour and the Greens are attempting to sabotage associations’ preparations for voluntary membership, Student Choice said today. More >>

Compulsory student union had $200,000 in SCF

Thursday, 21 October 2010, 11:30 am | Student Choice

The compulsory University of Canterbury Students Association (UCSA) invested $200,000 in South Canterbury Finance during 2009, pro-voluntary membership group Student Choice revealed today. UCSA’s investment in SCF was part of an investment portfolio totalling ... More >>

Freedom of association opens doors for Students

Saturday, 25 September 2010, 5:17 pm | Student Choice

Freedom of association opens door for genuine student representation Media release: Student Choice, 24 September 2010 Categories: education, tertiary education More >>

Move to strike off compulsory student union

Monday, 23 August 2010, 9:30 am | Student Choice

Pro-voluntary membership group Student Choice has moved to have the compulsory Whitireia Independent Students Association (WISA), currently at the centre of a police investigation, removed from the register of incorporated societies. More >>

Compulsory Whitireia student union costs $207,000

Monday, 16 August 2010, 9:50 am | Student Choice

The compulsory Whitireia Polytechnic student union, currently at the centre of a police investigation over fraud allegations, also took legal action against Whitireia Polytechnic in 2007.  Defending this action cost Whitireia Polytechnic almost $207,000 ... More >>

Loss of $102K on WSU orientation is no ‘service’

Friday, 16 April 2010, 10:24 am | Student Choice

Student Choice is challenging the compulsory Waikato Students Union (WSU) to explain how the union’s loss of $102,000 on orientation events over three years can be described as a ‘service’ to students. In an attempt to avoid accountability WSU ... More >>

Industrial strength hypocrisy from TEU

Monday, 1 March 2010, 10:11 am | Student Choice

Voluntary union membership is good enough for tertiary staff but too good for tertiary students according to the Tertiary Education Union. Yesterday TEU president Tom Ryan defended compulsory student union membership, oblivious to the fact that the union ... More >>

Government should scrap loans for student unions

Wednesday, 24 February 2010, 9:48 am | Student Choice

Tertiary education minister Steven Joyce is being urged to remove the ability of students to pay compulsory student union fees with money borrowed under the student loan scheme. More >>

Waikato University Wrong On WSU Money

Wednesday, 29 July 2009, 2:04 pm | Student Choice

The University of Waikato has incorrectly claimed that the compulsory Waikato Students Union contributed $1 million to a new student centre to be built at the university. More >>

Student Choice Welcomes New Tertiary Team

Tuesday, 18 November 2008, 9:08 am | Student Choice

17 November 2008 Media Release - Student Choice   Student Choice congratulates the new Tertiary Education Minister Anne Tolley, and her associate minister Wayne Mapp, on their appointments today, and challenge them to move quickly to give students the right ... More >>

New Government Must Grant Students Their Freedom

Thursday, 13 November 2008, 9:28 am | Student Choice

Media Release: Student Choice 11 November 2008   Student Choice congratulates John Key and the National Party for their victory in last Saturday's General Election. More >>

New Government Must Grant Students Their Freedom

Tuesday, 11 November 2008, 3:32 pm | Student Choice

New Government Must Grant Students Their Freedom Media Release: Student Choice 11 November 2008   Student Choice congratulates John Key and the National Party for their victory in last Saturday's General Election. More >>

Electoral Commission teams up with anti-National

Thursday, 6 November 2008, 12:23 pm | Student Choice

Student Choice is questioning the wisdom of the Electoral Commission's support for the Great New Zealand Vote Party, considering one of the other groups involved, the New Zealand Union of Student Associations (NZUSA), is a registered third party under ... More >>

Why not universal freedom of association?

Tuesday, 14 October 2008, 11:13 am | Student Choice

Today the New Zealand Union of Students Associations claimed that "hundreds of thousands of students" are welcoming the news of a universal student allowance. More >>

A little bit of honesty please, NZUSA

Friday, 18 July 2008, 3:45 pm | Student Choice

The news that Labour are thinking of introducing universal student allowances is hardly a surprise to members of student group Student Choice. More >>

Motel damage highlights compulsory games funding

Thursday, 24 April 2008, 11:57 am | Student Choice

Damage to a Rotorua motel during the recent University Games has highlighted the fact that the games are largely funded through a compulsory levy imposed on all university students, Student Choice said today. More >>





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