Green Party tertiary education spokesperson Chlöe Swarbrick has launched a petition calling for immediate and meaningful support for students during the COVID-19 pandemic, Newshub reveals. “COVID-19 has impacted so many of our vulnerable communities disproportionately and students have been hit hard. We believe all students should have access to direct financial support so that they can continue to study safely during these difficult times.” The Auckland-based MP said students are already facing high living costs and the lockdown has exacerbated things for them.