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Clare Thinking - Clare Curran, MP for Dunedin South

Monday, 13 October 2014, 3:51 pm | Clare Curran

I am deeply proud and humbled to have been re-elected as the Dunedin South MP for a third term. More >>

Why a spy-free internet should be a human right

Monday, 16 June 2014, 2:23 pm | Clare Curran

On 10 June 2013 Labour made the first public statement of concern just days after news broke that the equivalent of the GCSB had been routinely monitoring US citizens’ phone calls, texts and social media activity. Our voice was joined by hundreds of ... More >>

Clare Thinking

Friday, 16 May 2014, 3:23 pm | Clare Curran

Housing New Zealand projections obtained under the Official Information Act paint a grim picture on the future of state housing in Dunedin. The projections show that up to 32% of Dunedin's state houses are set to be sold within the next decade, which ... More >>

Beyond Chorus to the bigger picture #1

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 10:55 am | Clare Curran

Who would have thought when John Key made his grand statement during the 2008 election campaign that under a National Government 75% of New Zealanders will get ultrafast broadband in their homes within 10 years; that five years later his flagship scheme ... More >>

Clare Curran: Unanswered questions about Chorus

Monday, 9 December 2013, 2:47 pm | Clare Curran

As the Chorus debacle rolls on and the government’s role in its instability remains under scrutiny, the list of unanswered questions grows longer into how this situation has unfolded. More >>

TPP watch: why doesn’t NZ quantify its intellectual capital?

Monday, 18 November 2013, 8:57 am | Clare Curran

Patents, trademarks, and copyrights are the principal means for establishing ownership rights to inventions and ideas, and provide a legal foundation by which intangible ideas and creations generate tangible benefits to businesses and employees. More >>

What Chorus and the Govt knew

Tuesday, 12 November 2013, 9:01 am | Clare Curran

The debacle surrounding the government’s flagship ultrafast broadband programme and the roll out by Chorus rumbles on. The government’s heavy-handed response to a well-signalled decision by the Commerce Commission to review and drop the price ... More >>

The right to know: Gerry Brownlee

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 3:19 pm | Clare Curran

This is the final instalment in the ministerial profiles as part of The Right to Know series, in which the adequacy of Ministers responses to Official Information Act requests are put under scrutiny. More >>

The chilling effect of TICs

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 8:53 am | Clare Curran

The second reading of TICs is tomorrow. It seems likely the Govt will try to rush through the committee stages and third reading this week.If so, this is an extraordinary abuse of process, because there is almost no time to consider the impact of the Minister’s ... More >>

Stats - Invermay July 2013

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 3:45 pm | Clare Curran

The major increase in unemployment in the Otago region is a stark demonstration of the effect of this Government’s policy of shafting the regions,” say Dunedin MPs Clare Curran and David Clark. More >>

Too close for comfort: is the GCSB spying on us?

Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 8:51 am | Clare Curran

Stunning revelations that the US equivalent of the GCSB has been routinely monitoring US citizens phone calls, texts and activity on social media impacts on directly on Kiwis with two new laws being hurriedly pushed through out parliament. More >>

The law (of NZ) according to Kafka

Tuesday, 21 May 2013, 12:11 pm | Clare Curran

The world’s gone mad! I hear that a lot. Now I’m starting to believe it. More >>

Kiwirail: Don’t say you weren’t warned!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 10:04 am | Clare Curran

A parliamentary inquiry into manufacturing heard this week in Dunedin there are no quality checks on the manufacturing standards of the rail wagons imported from China - a contract which sounded the death knell for the Hillside workshops. More >>

Where Is Our Digital Ambition?

Thursday, 31 January 2013, 9:21 am | Clare Curran

Our future prosperity will be carved out by backing the talent of businesses working in high tech. Kiwi businesses. A thriving manufacturing sector is at the heart of Labour’s vision. A weightless economy is integral to that. More >>

Clare Thinking - January Issue

Friday, 25 January 2013, 10:13 am | Clare Curran

You may be aware of a recent decision by the Southern District Health Board not to re-engage Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) as a provider of home support services for elderly residents in Otago. The three providers selected by the SDHB include ... More >>

Stop work for Hillside this Friday

Wednesday, 19 December 2012, 8:54 am | Clare Curran

The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union (RMTU) who represent the workers at Hillside have organised a nationwide stop work for two minutes to mark the closing of Hillside Workshops at 11am this Friday 21 December. See attached poster. To mark the occasion ... More >>

How serious is the digital divide?

Friday, 27 July 2012, 12:33 pm | Clare Curran

Have been sitting in the Education Select Ctte for the last month or so, hearing submissions on an inquiry into 21st century learning environment and digital literacy. More >>

The right to know

Friday, 27 July 2012, 12:31 pm | Clare Curran

The Law Commission has just released an important and awaited report; The Public’s Right to Know: Review of the Official Information Legislation. I haven’t read it yet, but I see that a main recommendation is more proactive release of information ... More >>

26 more days to Save TVNZ 7

Tuesday, 5 June 2012, 9:06 am | Clare Curran

Labour is accusing former broadcasting minister Jonathan Coleman of deliberately misleading the public over the audience size of the soon-to-be-defunct TVNZ7 and claims the reason for scrapping the free-to-air channel is flawed. More >>

A free, independent media. What’s it worth?

Monday, 12 March 2012, 2:22 pm | Clare Curran

If you believe NZ should have a free and independent media, and that this is being eroded surely but steadily under this government, then it’s worth having a look at Broadcasting Minister Craig Foss’s responses to this question in the House last ... More >>

 

 

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