‘A Step to the Right’: The Restructuring of the New Zealand University Students Association in 1986
Storage Theses JA0.1 RM53
Dunedin: University of Otago
Grant Robertson (b. 1971) was born in Palmerston North, but grew up in Dunedin where he attended King’s High School. In 1993, while studying Politics at the University of Otago, he became President of the Otago University Students Association. Robertson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts with Honours, and his research essay (above) reflects his involvement with the Association. After graduation, Robertson worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, both in New Zealand and overseas, returning home in 2001. In 2008, he stood for Labour in the Wellington Central electorate and won. He has been in Parliament ever since, in government and in the opposition. Robertson’s current roles include Minister of Finance and Minister of Sports and Recreation.
Grant Robertson, “‘A Step to the Right’: The Restructuring of the New Zealand University Students Association in 1986,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed September 21, 2021, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/11410.
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