At a public meeting held in Rimutaka’s Walter Nash Stadium, Labour MP Chris Hipkins publicly disagreed with Labour’s policy of cutting international student visas, when asked by a member of the Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign. Chris Hipkins is the first Labour MP to publicly disagree with the policy.
“We congratulate Hipkins on taking this stance,” says campaign spokesperson Gayaal Iddamalgoda.
“The more people who stand up against racist policies the better,” continues Gayaal. “That’s how we can create positive change.”
At the same meeting, ACT candidate Grae O’Sullivan disagreed with MARRC’s policy of a Living Wage for migrant workers, while Green candidate Stefan Grand-Meyer endorsed the policy.
The Migrant and Refugee Rights Campaign will be holding a Wellington Central candidates forum on Saturday the 26th of August, 6pm at 19 Tory St.