NZ Election 2020

Election 2020 will be kicking off soon. Check in here for resources for members regarding the New Zealand 2020 General Election.

Election Announcement Take2 graphic v16x2People working in State services have the same rights of political expression and freedoms as all other New Zealanders, and the PSA has prepared the following advice for members working in these services.

PSA advice to members: Being active in election year


Science Event 2

In the lead-up to the election, the New Zealand Association of Scientists, the Public Service Association and the Centre for Science in Society collaborated to bring you a political discussion on Government as the funder of science and employer of scientists.

A panel of science spokespeople from the major New Zealand political parties were invited to join us for this pre-election discussion, hosted and facilitated by Rebecca Priestley, Associate Professor in Science and Society at Victoria University of Wellington.

The panel was made up of:

  • Eugenie Sage (Green)
  • armjeet Parmar (National)
  • Ayesha Verrall (Labour)
  • Ben Wylie-van Eerd (TOP)
  • & Rebecca Priestley as MC

The COVID-19 pandemic showed us that when New Zealanders pull together, we can achieve amazing things.

PSA LetsDoEvenBetter CMYKIt revealed that anyone can need help at any time, and that deep inequalities mean the most vulnerable are impacted the hardest.

This is why this election is so important.  We don't want the usual rhetoric from politicians saying "let's rebuild" or "we make things happen" - we want something even better. 

This is why our 2020 election campaign is called Let's Do Even BETTER and why we will be campaigning for the Aotearoa Wellbeing Commitment.


Check out the campaign website at

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