Government Principles

New Zealand needs independent members of parliament that will support good ideas and oppose bad ones according to the best available evidence,
not just party lines…

Adrian Graamans - Cleverchemist - Blog
Adrian Graamans – Cleverchemist – Blog

Educational Principles

Free education for all people 20 years of age and under:

We need children knowing early on that they have this educational opportunity and even if they have some earlier setbacks they can re-enter the public education system…

Adrian Graamans - Cleverchemist - Blog
Adrian Graamans – Cleverchemist – Blog

Environmental Principles

It is crazy if “our” money is sent overseas as a consequence of a global environmental arrangement, it should be spent directly on correcting our environment and helping the worst environmental offenders here…

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Adrian Graamans – Cleverchemist – Blog

Economic Principles

In 40 years we need a more self-sufficient New Zealand, we need to identify required industries which have been lost overseas and train people to do these jobs again.
I believe it is possible to be part of a global community and at the same time self sufficient.

We should support a minimum standard of living to ensure everyone is safe happy and well, but should move towards straight financial support and non-cash or indirect payments.
The books must balance, so we should not be afraid to pay taxes if we are getting value in return.

Adrian Graamans - Cleverchemist - Blog
Adrian Graamans – Cleverchemist – Blog

Rebuild of Dunedin Hospital

REBUILD OF DUNEDIN HOSPITAL – LETS DO THIS, RIGHT!

My proposal is to split the Dunedin hospital rebuild over two locations and two stages. Stage One would utilise the current Wakari Hospital site and start immediately. This stage will result in wards and care accommodation that will be fit for purpose for 100 years. Stage Two, will take 10-15 years and will redevelop the vacated space of the current site in conjunction with the University and community to have produce a world class teaching facility and hospital.

Who will pay for it? … I see the best option as a Private/Public funding mix between ACC, NZ Superannuation fund & the SDHB. Any profits will then be retained for the greater good of the country.

Mental Health

Stage one of the hospital rebuild would focus on producing a very large number of ward space and self-care community style care facilities specifically to provide all levels of support to reduce fragmentation.

Adrian Graamans - Cleverchemist - Blog
Adrian Graamans – Cleverchemist – Blog