UnitedFuture has three core objectives that our supporters tell us are very important to them and that the party can credibly influence in government.
Three core objectives:
Future-proofing our environment
Practical solutions to mitigate the undeniable effects of a changing climate on our regions, in particular coastal towns and cities, as well as the resulting environmental, economic and social stresses. Sea level rise is happening and extreme weather events will become more frequent. We must improve our resilience.
Guaranteeing a fair economy for all
Recognising the.negative economic and social consequences on future generations of a trend towards increasingly polarised wealth ownership. This includes housing affordability and the ability to save, greater levels of homelessness and ever growing numbers of working people struggling to provide a comfortable lifestyle for their families.
Embracing the modern New Zealand
Accepting that the “face” of New Zealand is and will continue to change as our population grows. Understanding and welcoming unfamiliar faces, cultural practices, languages and values is essential to our future success as a trading nation and as a stable and vibrant society.
Read our policies to find out how we intend to achieve these objectives.
In addition to achieving our own policy objectives we will assess all government policy through the lens of our core principles and support only that legislation which aligns to those principles.
Experience in government:
UnitedFuture has a strong record of working constructively with both major parties to achieve our aims. The party has been in government since 2002, partnering with Labour from 2002 to 2008 and National from the 2008 election to the present day. Our support has ensured New Zealand has experienced stable, centrist government that has not needed to rely on support from parties on the extremes of politics.
The party’s presence in Parliament at one time comprised as many as 8 MPs, however in recent years it has been reduced to a single MP, party leader Peter Dunne. With the support of New Zealanders who believe in the principles and policies of UnitedFuture we can continue to achieve our aims.
- Delivering tax cuts and tax simplification in partnership with the National-led Government
- Improving the management of wild game by creating the Game Animal Council whilst in government with Labour
- Improving access to medicines for over 240,000 New Zealanders through the National Medicines Strategy
- Prioritising the needs of families by creating a Families Commission and funding anti-domestic violence programmes
- Stalling unnecessary changes to the Resource Management Act