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Future Generations Must Be Considered In Resource Management Legislation

The smoke-and-mirrors job on Resource Management Act reform is letting down our future generations, says UnitedFuture Leader Hon Peter Dunne. “This is a Bill rushed from Select Committee back to the House just to be rushed back into Select Committee on the basis of political bargaining meaning that there is limited time to review or…


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Economic Performance Flies in the Face of Immigration Opponents – Dunne

New data showing unemployment dropping to the lowest levels since 2008 and in a month of higher-than-average immigration figures backs UnitedFuture’s call for a more sensible discussion on the impact of immigration on New Zealand society.   “Too often we have heard calls for big changes to our immigration system on the basis that immigration…


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New Zealand should embrace immigration, not rebuke it – Dunne

UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is calling for more tolerance in the current immigration debate.   “I want to make our position clear, UnitedFuture is a party that embraces diversity, celebrates our multi-cultural heritage and believes that immigration and support for our migrant community will always be an important part of our national fabric.  …


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Healthcare System Must Be More Responsive To Mental Health

UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is calling for additional support to be put in place for mental health in our healthcare system.  This week is Mental Health Awareness week, it is a week where we should reflect on how our society grapples with the many and complex issues that associated with mental health. Supporting our…


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Dunne Urges Multi-Party Support For Housing Summit

UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, welcomes the recommendation of the multi-party inquiry into homelessness to have a national strategy on homelessness. The political party review, presented in Parliament today recommended a range of policy initiatives including calling for a national strategy for reducing homelessness. “This is precisely why I have been calling for a housing…


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Time For Action On A Child Poverty Act – Dunne

“UnitedFuture Leader, Hon Peter Dunne, is today calling on the Government to embrace a comprehensive child poverty strategy that contains codified measures and targets under a national child poverty eradication strategy. “It is an undeniable truth that there are children living in hardship in New Zealand,” said Mr Dunne. “I have faith that all parties…


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Who wants to be a millionaire (Auckland Housing Edition) – Dunne

It is the issues of homelessness and building houses for new-entrants into the market that need to be the focus of any housing policy says UnitedFuture leader, Peter Dunne.    “The classic television quiz show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” plays on the desire of people to want to enrich themselves and join a…


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Super Gold Card needs to be catapulted into the future – Dunne

UnitedFuture Leader, Peter Dunne, has announced this weekend UnitedFuture’s plan for upgrading the Super Gold Card so it better meets the needs of those who use it. The policy, called ‘Super-Me” was announced at UnitedFuture’s Annual General Meeting this weekend and blends elements of the Government’s Real-Me services with the currently existing Super Gold Card.…


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UNITEDFUTURE SUPPORTS RAISING YOUTH COURT AGE

UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne is supporting the Children’s Commissioner’s call to raise the Youth Court age to 18. Judge Becroft and more than 30 other organisations working with young people have recently called on the Government to lift the age from 17 to 18. “The Youth Court has worked successfully in New Zealand, and we…