Voter turnout among Aotearoa’s 18-24 age bracket is strikingly low compared to the general population. The Public Policy Club is committed to making complex and controversial public policy matters understandable for all students – regardless of degree, background, or political ideology!
The main initiative of the Tertiary Civics Programme since 2018 has been our Political Forums – also known as “Let’s Kōrero” in 2019 and 2020. On a fortnightly basis, the Tertiary Leaders will break down a relevant public policy issue for a brief period, and then open up the floor to all students to discuss their view on the subject.
We aim to continue the Forums in 2022, with a focus on the topical issues of the year as well as the local elections. Watch this space for further details!