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Time To Drive Into A Zero Carbon Future – Dunne

UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has congratulated Staglands Wildlife Reserve for establishing their own electric car charging station as part of Drive Electric Week. Mr Dunne, who recently announced UnitedFuture’s own electric vehicle policy, attended the opening of the charging station yesterday and test drove a Nissan Leaf. “It is undebatable that electric vehicles are…


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UnitedFuture Secures Better Deal For Charities – Dunne

  UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne, has welcomed changes to the Policing (Cost Recovery) Amendment Bill heralded this evening. The changes announced this evening will exempt registered charities from the cost recovery scheme and have come about following a collaboration between Hon Peter Dunne and the Government. “UnitedFuture supports the vital role that volunteer and…


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UnitedFuture Welcomes Overdue Reforms to Tackle Family Violence – Dunne    

UnitedFuture leader, Peter Dunne has welcomed the changes proposed today to strengthen New Zealand’s Family Violence laws. “Our families are the bedrock of our communities and the rates of family violence we have in this country are appalling. “These changes signal a much-needed shift in the way we respond to family violence,” said Mr Dunne.…


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Political Games Are Not A Housing Solution – Dunne

Parliament wasted two days this week debating the Housing Legislation Amendment Bill under Urgency. An inept mixture of opposition political gamesmanship and Government organisation meant that the Bill was essentially filibustered by the Opposition. “We spent 17 hours arguing about a Bill that has the potential to add up to 9000 additional houses to Auckland…


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Families the focus of Gambling Harm Awareness Week

Families are the focus of the first-ever Gambling Harm Awareness Week, Associate Minister of Health Hon Peter Dunne said today. The week aims to draw attention to the harmful effects that gambling can have and how people can get help. “The theme of the week is Family Time – Time Together can beat gambling harm.…


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Housing Summit Would Make Housing Bill Urgency Debate Unnecessary – Dunne

UnitedFuture will today support the Government’s Urgency Motion in order to pass the Housing Legislation Amendment Bill but is calling on the Government to initiate a national housing summit to establish a long term work plan for housing in New Zealand. “The use of Urgency in Parliament should be reserved for pieces of legislation that…


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“CURATE’S EGG” SECURITY LEGISLATION FAR FROM IDEAL

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

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

 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

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…