“CURATE’S EGG” SECURITY LEGISLATION FAR FROM IDEAL
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UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says the Government’s new security legislation is the proverbial Curate’s Egg, good in parts, but a missed opportunity overall. “I support the stricter and more transparent arrangements for the issue and review of surveillance warrants, and the application of the Privacy Principles of the Privacy Act to the intelligence legislation. “But […]

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Taking Action FASD Speech
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Launch of Taking Action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: 2016-2019. Parliament Buildings, Wellington 5.00pm  Tuesday 16 August 2016   Good evening.   It is a privilege to be here tonight for this important event, launching Taking Action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: 2016-2019.   I would like to start by thanking you all for joining […]

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UNITEDFUTURE SUPPORTS CHILDREN’S COVENANT
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 UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne has given his support to the Children’s Covenant launched today by Aotearoa New Zealand MMXVII. The Covenant recognises that children should be at the centre of all-policy making, and that all children should be protected from violence, abuse and neglect, and are entitled to a decent standard of living. “The Children’s […]

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Launch of name and identity of Archive Exhibition Project
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Launch of name and identity of Archive Exhibition Project He Tohu National Library, Wellington 10.00am Wednesday 10 August 2016 Tēnā koutou katoa I would like to acknowledge and welcome all guests here today, to celebrate this important milestone in our journey to launch an exciting new exhibition of three of our treasured taonga that shape […]

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First Reading Speech: Fire and Emergency New Zealand Bill
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I move, that the Fire and Emergency New Zealand Bill now be read a first time. I nominate the Government Administration Committee to consider the bill. This bill repeals and replaces two pieces of legislation – the Fire Service Act 1975 and the Forest and Rural Fires Act 1977, and instigates the biggest change to […]

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DUNNE – KEEP KIWIBANK BILL UNNECESSARY
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UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne said today the ‘Keep Kiwibank Bill’, a private Members’ Bill sponsored by Labour’s David Parker, is unnecessary and consequently, UnitedFuture has voted against it at its Second Reading. “As part of the 2011 Confidence and Supply Agreement between UnitedFuture and National it was agreed there would be no sale of Kiwibank […]

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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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