Student union legislation reaches final reading

Students protested in Auckland this week against the Voluntary Student Membership Bill, but it looks likely to become law. Photo / Dean Purcell
Students protested in Auckland this week against the Voluntary Student Membership Bill, but it looks likely to become law. Photo / Dean Purcell

Legislation removing compulsory student union membership at tertiary institutions is before parliament for its final reading.

MPs began, a short while ago, debating the Private Members' Bill of Act MP Heather Roy.

With National MPs supporting the Bill, it's set to pass into law later this evening.

The law change is vehemently opposed by student politicians, as well as the Labour and Green parties.

- Newstalk ZB

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