Meanwhile, after the Budget…
Peter Dunne

Most of the reaction to the 2016 Budget has been predictable. Government supporters laud it as one of the greatest things since sliced bread, while the Opposition bemoans it as do-nothing, and as always the interest groups lament that there is not enough in it for their particular constituency. The racist xenophobes continue to ignorantly […]

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A BORING BUDGET THAT IDENTIFIES THE RIGHT TARGETS

    UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne describes Budget 2016 as “pretty boring”. He says that despite the lack of excitement, the Budget deserves credit for its focus on health, vulnerable families, and more effective social investment, issues UnitedFuture has long been interested in. “I am delighted that at last the government is tackling the plight […]

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Dunne calls for 52 weeks of parental leave

UnitedFuture leader, Peter Dunne, welcomes the passing of Sue Moroney’s Six Months Paid Parental Leave Member’s Bill through Second Reading today. UnitedFuture is pleased to support the current Bill but believes we need to do more to support parents of new-borns balance time with their child against the increasing demands placed on their time from […]

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UnitedFuture secures retention of key Human Right Commissioner roles

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne today welcomed changes to the Human Rights Amendment Bill that would retain the distinct roles of the  Race Relations, Equal Opportunities, and Disability commissioners. Mr Dunne, who made retention of the commissioner roles a condition of his support for the Bill,  said he was pleased that the Minister had amended the […]

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UnitedFuture calls for a National Housing Conference

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne is calling for a National Housing Conference to develop real solutions to the country’s housing problems. The debate has seen far too much sniping between the major parties, while far too few meaningful solutions have been proposed. UnitedFuture believes the fundamental goal should be to ensure a family that earns a […]

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May Newsletter – Empowering Local Communities

UnitedFuture voters believe we need to encourage and fund local communities to make local decisions. If you live outside of Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch, chances are you love where you live but also worry about whether your kids or grandkids will have a future in your town. Concerns are growing that our provinces are being starved of investment, as […]

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Local Councils must step up to the mark

In October this year we have Local Government and District Health Boards elections. Traditionally voter turnout is not great. As someone seeking a third term on a local Council and a second term on a DHB this article is my ten cents worth on why I think public interest is limited and will include a […]

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A challenge from the President

The question that most people ask first when they find out I’m involved in politics is ‘why?’ then ‘why a small party like UnitedFuture, why not one of the bigger parties?’ The simple answer is that I want to make a difference and you can’t do that from the sidelines. This is exactly the mantra […]

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Continuing to champion families and communities

A really boring sounding piece of legislation was introduced to Parliament last week – the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill. At first glance, it is hardly a show-stopper, or something to get too excited about, or so it would seem. The Bill is actually straight out of the UnitedFuture playbook, making significant changes to supporting families […]

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Dunne Calls For The Primacy Of Privacy

Dunne Calls For The Primacy Of Privacy UnitedFuture Leader, Peter Dunne, is marking Privacy Week by calling for the Right to Privacy to be included in New Zealand’s Bill of Rights. “Today we live in a digital world, a world where the privacy of individuals can more readily be trampled upon. “It is for that […]

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