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  • Speech to the Industry Training Federation

    Tēnā Koutou Katoa

    Thank you Jenny for the introduction. Jenny is one of our newest MPs, but she is already emerging as a star performer. We are very proud to have her in caucus.

    Thank you all for inviting me to speak today.


    Transforming Careers Advice

    The Issue

    There are 87,200 young New Zealanders not in employment, education or training. New Zealand has one of the worst rates of student retention of any developed country. McKinsey and Company international research has found once young people are in the job market, just 45% feel they made the right decisions about their study. Only 42% of employers thought young people were coming into the workforce adequately prepared.


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    Labour's Working Futures Plan

    Labour’s Working Futures Plan will provide three years of free post-school education across a person’s life so New Zealanders can thrive in the 21st century economy.

    The nature of work is changing constantly. To compete into the future and seize opportunities as they arise we need one of the best educated workforces in the world.

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National’s privatisation Trojan horse

· August 24, 2016

 The National government is using the need to modernise the school system as a Trojan horse for privatisation and an end to free public education as we know it, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. 

“There is no doubt that technology provides a huge range of opportunities to better connect students with teaching and learning, but as always, the devil is in the detail.

Shameless land-banking ads show need for crackdown

· August 24, 2016

The fact that more than 300 sections are shamelessly being advertised on Trade Me as land-banking opportunities during a housing crisis shows the need for a crackdown on property speculators, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says.

“Of the 328 land-banking opportunities being advertised, one third of them – or 110 – are in Auckland where families are desperate for homes to buy.

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