Calling for a National Housing Summit
Peter Dunne

I have always seen UnitedFuture as a party of ideas and practical solutions. While others play politics, our unrelenting focus has been on trying to promote real solutions to the issues of the day, in line with our principles, and always looking ahead to the New Zealand of the future. So it is with the […]

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Today’s Starter for 10: Have you ever heard of the D5?
Peter Dunne

Earlier this week, in my capacity as Minister of Internal Affairs responsible for the delivery of on-line government services, I hosted officials from the D5 group of countries at a planning meeting in Wellington. Now, most people will not have heard of the D5, or know anything about it, but it is arguably one of […]

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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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