Articles tagged Student Allowance


Money spent by Matt McCarten on Labour's controversial "Campaign for Change" scheme was from candidate donations and will need to be declared, the Electoral Commission has ruled. Launched in June, the scheme was intended to encourage people to enrol to vote but blew up in Labour's face over accusations that foreign students working on the scheme were living in poor conditions. Meanwhile, labour has announced a rise in the student allowance while National will increase paid paternity leave. The Winston Peters superannuation issue continues to simmer.