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by Tom Ackroyd on November 3, 2011 in Events, Politics

Political Speed Dating comes to Wellington next Wednesday. Promoted by the PSA, a group of unions and community organisations* have joined together to bring you a “fun, fast and furious” evening of political debate.

Members of unions and community organisations will be speaking about their experiences and asking party spokespeople to respond to their questions on issues including:

– Welfare, inequality and a living wage
– Public services, health and early childhood education
– Disabled people’s issues
– Family carers & paid work
– ACC

The spokespeople, wrangled on the night by MC Ian Harcourt, are:

Grant Robertson MP – Labour
Gareth Hughes MP – Green
Clinton Dearlove – Mana
Paul Foster-Bell – National
Robin Gunston – United Future
Stephen Whittington – ACT

5.30, Wednesday 9 November, St John’s Conference Centre Willis Street. Entry by gold coin koha.

* The PSA, Carers NZ, People First Nga Tangata Tuatahi, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Service and Food Workers Union, FIRST Union, NZ Educational Institute, Auckland Disability Law, ACC Futures Coalition, Disabled People’s Assembly, Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of NZ, Working Women’s Resource Centre, Poverty Action Waikato, and the Wellington Council of Social Services.

Tom Ackroyd

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