ZERO BUDGET: The Government’s budget will be revealed this week and they’ve promised a zero (or at least near zero) budget. So, what does that mean? Does a zero budget mean zero growth? We’re in a new age of austerity—people have given up the little extras but should the government do the same? Or should they be doing a little more spending to improve the economy? Where are the cuts going to be made? Are they surgical cuts? Or are the cuts too deep for kiwis?
A GOOD EDUCATION: In the new budget will be changes to the Education sector. They’re promising quality over quantity with increased class sizes the end result. What makes a quality teacher? How do we retain and reward great teachers? What is more beneficial—lower class sizes or better teachers? And how much impact do a few extra students make to a classroom?
Join us for a night of LIVE pub politics from the Backbencher Pub: Wednesday, 23rd of May. Our Panel: Green Party Co-Leader Russel Norman, Labour MP David Cunliffe, and National MP Todd McClay.