It has been a big week for me in Parliament.
Back home in Dunedin this evening, local TV presenter Rebecca Meek interviewed me for Channel Nine news to cover off recent events.
My bill to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr was narrowly defeated. But I’m determined to keep up the fight for a fairer distribution of our country’s wealth.
To that end here’s a link to an article published yesterday by RadioLive where I say John Key needs to put his money where his mouth is.
On the good news front, it was announced on Wednesday that I’ve won an Eisenhower Fellowship to study next year for seven weeks in the United States.
While I’m in the USA, I want to learn more about the rapid change online learning is bringing about and it’s potential to help those from modest backgrounds get ahead. I want to find out more about politically engaging those who are disaffected with society, and I want to examine a range of constitutional and economic issues.
The Eisenhower Fellowship programme aims to arm participants with skills and connections to make a positive difference in the world.