Politics for politics sake

This week I had the privilege of representing UnitedFuture at the Financial Services Council (FSC) election debate on savings and retirement. We covered a range of issues, but I spoke at length about our FlexiSuper policy. FlexiSuper allows people to take a reduced rate of New Zealand superannuation from the age of 60, or an […]

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Four Dynamics of Foreign Policy

The dynamics of foreign policy is not as hard to imagine. They are quite simple really. I have personally discovered there are four dynamics (they could be easily refer to domestic policy making as well) First one must understand that foreign policy is about behaviour. It gets regulated into strategic decisions about a certain way […]

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The Future

There are just three conditions to make up one’s mind in an election season, what will it give to my family? How realistic is it, to think we will get extra to that? And finally, how much will it cost my household budget? In 2008, we had an international financial meltdown that directly affected us […]

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Cooperation

I attended two forums this week, both organised by youth organisations. One was arranged by a group of students who were not yet able to vote. Despite this they arranged an evening with representatives from most parties and a great introduction on what MMP is and how it works. One thing I definitely took away from […]

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The promise and the record of action

Last week I represented UnitedFuture at the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) political forum. It was well attended, with representatives from most parties (notably missing was Act and the Conservatives) and a good audience with standing room only. The scene was set with some stark statistics on child poverty in New Zealand and candidates were […]

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