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Student Poverty in Aotearoa w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: July 20, 2022

Student Poverty in Aotearoa w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: July 20, 2022

Student Poverty in Aotearoa w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: July 20, 2022 Student Poverty in Aotearoa w/ Chlöe Swarbrick: July 20, 2022, 24.41 MB
Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Aotearoa’s Uni students are spending over half of their income on rent, are regularly not able to afford basic necessities, and skip class because transport to campus is too expensive.

The People's Inquiry into Student Wellbeing was released on Monday, and gave us a stark look at the dire conditions students are in while navigating their degrees.

The Green Party is calling upon the government to lift student incomes and put rent controls in place to reverse the normalisation of student poverty in Aotearoa as we creep further into a cost of living crisis. 

Emilia Sullivan spoke to Chlöe Swarbrick, the Green Party’s Tertiary Education Spokesperson about the issue.