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National Party MP's petition dangerous to Kiwi kids

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 9:02 am | Young Labour

A petition accepted today by National Party MP Jo Hayes, endorsing abhorrent fringe views on sexuality and gender diversity education in schools, is dangerous to young New Zealanders More >>

Making Sanitary Products Accessible to Students

Friday, 29 July 2016, 10:33 am | Young Labour

New Zealand Young Labour was pleased to be a part of the launch of the Foodbanks project to make sanitary items available to students who cannot afford them along with Countdown, the Salvation Army and Manuwera MP and Labour Youth Affairs spokesperson ... More >>

Young Labour PR: Unfair 90-day trials need to go

Friday, 17 July 2015, 4:06 pm | Young Labour

Young Labour has serious concerns about statements made by Labour Leader Andrew Little today about his newfound support for the National Government’s 90-day trial law. “The 90-day trial law adversely affects young workers, and it is difficult to see ... More >>

Doctor, I’ve got a 7 year itch

Wednesday, 27 May 2015, 4:19 pm | Young Labour

Young Labour supports the campaign by the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association to have the 7 year lifetime limit on student loans scrapped. “This policy by the National Government makes no sense. It means that medical school students may be ... More >>

Young Labour declares abortion reform imperative

Monday, 13 May 2013, 12:37 pm | Young Labour

"Young Labour is excited to begin our campaign on abortion law reform," said Young Labour President, Jessie Lipscombe. "Young Labour members from all over the country have been organising at Labour's Regional Conferences to make decriminalisation ... More >>

Young Labour applauds Wall’s bill

Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 9:16 am | Young Labour

History is about to be made this week with MP’s on the brink of passing Labour MP Louisa Walls, Marriage Equality bill on Wednesday. Young Labour is extremely proud of the legacy of positive changes for the LGBTI community in New Zealand that have ... More >>

Young Labour connects with Christchurch

Monday, 15 April 2013, 11:37 am | Young Labour

CHRISTCHURCH – Over 100 Young Labour members converged on Christchurch last weekend for their annual conference. The conference, entitled "Rebuilding Communities" was symbolic of Labour's solidarity with the people of Christchurch, said incoming ... More >>

Young Labour Submits in Opposition to Charter Schools Bill

Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 2:11 pm | Young Labour

The Government's plans for charter schools are a stealth privatisation of education, and fail to give communities control over their schools, say Young Labour Policy Officer Keir Leslie. More >>

Youth unemployment not Government's forte

Friday, 8 February 2013, 3:16 pm | Young Labour

Young Labour is shocked to hear of the latest household labour force survey which puts youth unemployment at 30.9%. The Young Labour representative for affiliated unions Lydia McKinnon says the figures are another example of a National Government ... More >>

Young Labour Concludes Community Service Tour

Monday, 28 January 2013, 2:15 pm | Young Labour

Young Labour Concludes Community Service Tour The Young Labour Clarion Tour finished on Friday with Young Labour volunteers helping to paint and build a house in Mana. Over the past week more than 25 Young Labour members have collectively contributed ... More >>

Young Labour Putting Values in Action

Sunday, 20 January 2013, 8:55 am | Young Labour

Young Labour is busy putting our values in action by undertaking essential community in Waitakere and Onehunga. The service tour will stop in a number of cities throughout the North Island before finishing in Wellington next Friday. More >>

Young Labour Connecting With Communities

Tuesday, 15 January 2013, 3:18 pm | Young Labour

Young Labour is starting 2013 with a bang by travelling the country to connect with local community groups. A diverse van full of Young Labour members will be stopping in a number of towns across New Zealand to support and learn from local communities. More >>

Young Labour Pacific Rep expresses love/ support for Samoa

Friday, 14 December 2012, 11:37 am | Young Labour

Young Labour Pacific Rep expresses love and support for Samoa The aftermath of Cyclone Evan has left a pathway of destruction along with three suspected deaths, leaving the Samoan community mourning for loved ones, lost possessions and homes. More >>

Former MP’s comments ‘offensive and disgraceful’

Sunday, 25 November 2012, 7:13 pm | Young Labour

Sunday 25 November, 2012 Press Release: Young Labour FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Amidst an article in the Sunday Star Times this morning titled “Gay Labour has lost its way says Field” has sent angered shock waves through the ranks of the Labour Party ... More >>

A “Heck No, Hekia!” from Young Pacific Rep

Friday, 23 November 2012, 12:24 pm | Young Labour

Pacific Island Representative on Young Labour’s executive, Kieran Meredith, welcomes the sentiment behind the newly announced Pacific Education Plan but believes that the plan is just not bold enough.

Education and Pacific Island Affairs Minister, Hekia Parata yesterday announced the long awaited Pacific Education Plan but noticeably missing is the exclusion of bilingual resources.

“What the minister needs to understand is that, it is all very well to have community-led language initiatives but the funding just isn’t there at community level to do so. The Government should be doing their part at least to nurture our language and to support bilingualism in New Zealand.” Says Young Labour’s Pacific Island Representative, Kieran Meredith.

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National's starting wage tired rehashing of debunked policy

Tuesday, 9 October 2012, 5:22 pm | Young Labour

Young Labour is outraged by the National government's proposal to reinstate a 'youth rate', cutting the minimum wage for 16-19 year olds to $10.80 an hour, and says the move will do nothing to create jobs or spur growth. More >>

Young Labour Thrilled At Drawing Of Marriage Equality Bill

Monday, 30 July 2012, 9:31 am | Young Labour

Young Labour Thrilled At The Drawing Of Marriage Equality Bill. Young Labour Press Release For immediate release More >>

Young Labour to 'Kiss and Tell'

Saturday, 14 July 2012, 12:04 pm | Young Labour

In support of LegaliseLove and LUSH, Young Labour is encouraging people to make room in their diary today for a cheeky pash in support of marriage equality at their local LUSH store. Rainbow Representative Sam Thompson and other Young Labour members around ... More >>

More For Less Is Not What Young Pacific Want Nor Deserve!

Friday, 18 May 2012, 11:52 am | Young Labour

Education Minister Hekia Parata yesterday announced plans to implement performance pay for teachers but as a trade-off to increasing the number of students in the classroom. More >>

Minister Buying a Cheaper Future with Class-Size Increases

Thursday, 17 May 2012, 9:24 am | Young Labour

Following Education Minister Hekia Parata's pre-budget announcement yesterday, Young Labour is echoing calls from the education profession to abandon an ideological experiment with New Zealand's kids. More >>





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