Election Gossip: Looking behind the headlines

This week, the Gossip has been talking politics with another Finsec leader, Ex Co member Jarrod Hunt from Westpac Hamilton. Jarrod says his main message for the election is to look across all policies and not just one or two, when it comes to making a decision on who to vote for.

“Three years between elections is a long time, and government decisions can affect us for much longer than that. I think we all have a responsibility to find out as much about all parties and all their policies – and especially their impact on workers – before voting,” said Jarrod. “I pay attention to the news, but I don’t take it at face value. I also check out party websites to get the full story.”

Jarrod says he is looking for politicians to show leadership on the issues raised by Finsec on debt sales and the need to regulate for fair lending. “Instead of just saying they want the best for the country, this is an opportunity for them to do something to help people out of debt they can’t afford. Debt affects people we all know, and their families, and there’s a challenge there for parties to take action. We can’t rely on the banks to make a change. This goes beyond Labour or National and is all about the national good.”

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