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Dunne Speaks - I agree with Labour on the TPP

Thursday, 11 February 2016, 9:15 am | Peter Dunne

I agree with the Labour Party on the TPP. Well, some of what it is saying anyway. Actually, to be more accurate, some of what Andrew Little is saying, because everyone else in his Caucus seems to be trying to cover all sides of the argument, all of ... More >>

Dunne to UK for Digital Leaders Network Annual Lecture

Monday, 1 February 2016, 11:27 am | Peter Dunne

Dunne to UK for Digital Leaders Network Annual Lecture Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne travels to London today to present the Digital Leaders Network 2016 Annual Lecture. This is a ministerial hosted event that takes place in Westminster, with ... More >>

The farce of state of the nation addresses

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 10:07 am | Peter Dunne

There used to be a State opening of Parliament every year, complete with a Speech from the Throne setting out the government’s agenda. That was followed by a full Address-in-Reply Debate, where most MPs spoke, on what was said or not said, as the ... More >>

Dunne Speaks: Jihad Brides??

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 9:55 am | Peter Dunne

So, according to the Security Intelligence Service, increasing numbers of young New Zealand women are off to Syria to become what have been called “jihadi brides.” Well, actually, there are not that many. Of the thousands of foreign fighters in ... More >>

Dunne Speaks - Time to end Japanese Whaling

Thursday, 3 December 2015, 9:10 am | Peter Dunne

3 December 2015 The announcement that Japan intends to resume scientific whaling, as it prefers to call blatant slaughter, in the Southern Ocean this season received surprisingly scant attention last week. There were the ritualistic expressions of ... More >>

Labour's 80th Anniversary of first becoming Government

Thursday, 26 November 2015, 8:51 am | Peter Dunne

26 November 2015 Later this week I will join current and former Labour MPs to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the election of one of New Zealand’s most reforming and innovative governments – the first Labour Government under Michael Joseph Savage. ... More >>

From Tallin to Wellington- Digital Governance

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 1:42 pm | Peter Dunne

In the wake of last weekend's horrific terrorist attacks in Paris many are asking fresh questions about what new steps can be taken to curb outrages committed by Daesh extremists and their like. Western intelligence agencies have already warned these ... More >>

Dunne Speaks - Toys out of the cot on the RMA?

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 9:22 am | Peter Dunne

5 November 2015 National’s plans to ask the Productivity Commission to take a “blue skies” look at rules and legislation that may impede housing development are at one level logical and unobjectionable. But – and this is a very big but ... More >>

Dunne Speaks: Westpac's strike against personal privacy

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 9:33 am | Peter Dunne

29 October 2015 The uproar Westpac Bank has understandably caused by releasing personal details regarding Nicky Hager to the Police highlights once more the fragility of public protections in the age of increasing datafication. No matter how it is explained, ... More >>

Dunne Speaks - Why I vote the way I do

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 2:30 pm | Peter Dunne

Last week I voted for two Labour Members’ Bills and against one Government Bill. Both the Labour Bills and the Government Bill proceeded, and the sun still rose the following morning. But to hear some people, you would have thought the end of the ... More >>

Taking Emotion out of the Medicinal Cannabis Debate

Thursday, 15 October 2015, 8:59 am | Peter Dunne

The developing campaign around medicinal cannabis has eerie overtones of last year’s row about psychoactive substances, where reason and logic quickly gave way to lowest common denominator decision-making, equivalent to mob rule. More >>

Dunne Speaks: Trade is part of our economic DNA

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 9:04 am | Peter Dunne

When I left university I went to work for the Department of Trade and Industry, in import licensing. I was then a true believer in protectionism, in regulating the flow and nature of imports and consequently the choices available to and standard ... More >>

Dunne Speaks

Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 9:01 am | Peter Dunne

Our foreign policy lacks any commitment to human rights. A bold conclusion maybe, but the most realistic one to be drawn from a couple of recent events where New Zealand appears to have been caught on the hop. First was the appallingly tardy response ... More >>

Speech to Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce

Friday, 25 September 2015, 2:19 pm | Peter Dunne

Good afternoon and thank you to Mark Futter for introducing me, and to Boulcott Hospital for sponsoring this event. I know that the 2015 Business Expo was held in Petone this week. More >>

No Progress on Resource Management Act Changes

Wednesday, 23 September 2015, 8:37 am | Peter Dunne

United Future leader Peter Dunne says he has had no substantive discussions with the Government since June regarding changes to the Resource Management Act. More >>

Dunne Speaks: The future of Environment Canterbury

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 10:01 am | Peter Dunne

The country quota – which operated in New Zealand from 1881 to 1945 – seems set to return, at least as far as the people of Canterbury are concerned. Under the country quota, rural seats in Parliament were about one-third smaller in population than ... More >>

Dunne Speaks - Sometimes the Silly Stuff Gets in the Way

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 10:19 am | Peter Dunne

27 August 2015 Sometimes Parliament’s attention is distracted for the most trivial of reasons to deal with issues that it should never have needed to deal with, but for which there is no other option. Confused? Well, the sort of thing I am thinking ... More >>

Dunne Speaks - What does the Labour Party stand for now?

Thursday, 20 August 2015, 9:58 am | Peter Dunne

The British Labour Party is currently whipping itself into a frenzy at the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn becoming its next leader. The veteran, hard-line left wing Islington North MP is a less polished modern version of Michael Foot, the scruffy academic ... More >>

Dunne Speaks - the Right to Personal Privacy

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 1:33 pm | Peter Dunne

6 August 2015 In June 1991 I introduced to Parliament what was then the largest ever Member’s Bill in the history of our Parliament – the Information Privacy Bill, which, subsequently, through the Government’s almost identical Privacy of ... More >>

Dunne Speaks - this week on prison violence

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 9:12 am | Peter Dunne

30 July 2015 Much of the debate around the events at Auckland Remand Prison have centred on the fact it is run by the international giant, Serco. There has been the attendant implication that had the prison being state-run none of this would have ... More >>



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