Kapiti welcomes Andrew Little to the Electra Business Breakfast.
Electra Business Breakfast Kapiti
How to Restore the Kiwi Dream - With Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little
Wednesday 4 May 2016 from 7.15am to 8.45am
Southward Car Museum
$25 (incl GST) per person
Electra Business Breakfast Kapiti is delighted to be hosting Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Little and Kris Faafoi, MP for Mana on Wednesday 4th May 2016.
Andrew Little will be speaking about "The future of the New Zealand economy and how to restore the Kiwi dream."
Whatever your political leaning this will be a good opportunity for local people to engage directly with Andrew Little and Kris Faafoi.
Book now, seats limited
Leader of the Opposition / Spokesperson for Security and Intelligence / Elected to Parliament in 2011
Born in New Plymouth and educated at New Plymouth Boys' High School, he studied philosophy, law, and public policy at Victoria University. He served as president of Victoria's student association and was twice elected NZUSA President.
His first job was as a solicitor for the Engineers Union (later EPMU), working on employment law and ACC issues. He became National Secretary of the EPMU in 2000. As National Secretary he led negotiations with a number of major companies and developed a focus on high productivity work practices based on strong worker engagement. He was elected President of the Labour Party in 2009 and has served on the boards of VUW, TEC, and WITT (Taranaki Polytechnic).
His work as a lawyer and union secretary demonstrated the need for government to be focused on both wealth creation and fair wealth distribution. He believes that a fair and just society should provide opportunities for people to excel and to be fairly rewarded for their efforts.
Since becoming an MP he has held the ACC, Tourism, Justice and Labour portfolios, lobbying for a reversal of legal aid cuts, the introduction of corporate manslaughter laws to increase accountability in cases such as the Pike River disaster and the creation of a criminal cases review commission to review alleged miscarriages of justice. He also helped develop new policy to improve the rights of sexual assault victims.