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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 >>

How important is IP to our economy?

Wednesday, 18 January 2012, 11:47 am | Clare Curran

Posted by Clare Curran on January 17th, 2012 Last night a proposed law passing through the United States Congress was blocked by Obama. California congressman Darrell Issa, an opponent of Sopa , the Stop Online Piracy Act, said he had been told by House ... More >>

Clare Curran: Crossing the line

Wednesday, 5 October 2011, 5:03 pm | Clare Curran

Popularity and power go together. I think we all know it. Whether it’s in the school playground, the boardroom, the big screen or the bear pit of parliament. If you have the gift of the gab and a brain, then you’ve got an “x factor;” something that ... More >>

Clare Curran: Did Jonathan Coleman sign off the TVNZ SOI?

Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 5:28 pm | Clare Curran

Jonathan Coleman has been insisting for months that National’s commitment to public broadcasting lies in in NZ On Air’s contestable funding model. National MP Nikki Kaye parroted this in a recent column in the NZ Herald: We believe that quality and ... More >>

Clare Curran: It’s all about the content

Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 5:19 pm | Clare Curran

Any discussion about the future of NZ’s media has to be about the stuff it produces. Not just about the networks or channels that transmit it. NZ content needs a boost. Our local industry is generally talented, whether it be screen production, journalism, ... More >>

It’s all about the content

Tuesday, 27 September 2011, 12:23 pm | Clare Curran

Any discussion about the future of NZ’s media has to be about the stuff it produces. Not just about the networks or channels that transmit it. NZ content needs a boost. Our local industry is generally talented, whether it be screen production, journalism, ... More >>

A nation of makers #5

Monday, 26 September 2011, 1:12 pm | Clare Curran

Every country worth its salt should have some kind of solid manufacturing base. It should also have an economic development policy that decides which industries to invest in for its future. More >>

Earthquake: Calling all old fashioned landline phones

Thursday, 24 February 2011, 9:47 am | Clare Curran

Posted by Clare Curran on February 24th, 2011 Have you got one of those old fashioned phones that plug straight into the phone line and don’t need electricity? I’ve got one in a drawer in the kitchen as we often have power outages and I’ve found ... More >>

A nation of makers

Thursday, 10 February 2011, 10:00 am | Clare Curran

One of my children describes himself as a “maker”. And he is. He makes film animations, has moved to making video clips. He directs, films and works out the sound, then edits. He still needs help. He’s 10. More >>

WikiLeaks: sunlight the best disinfectant

Wednesday, 12 January 2011, 9:34 am | Clare Curran

Labour is committed to a strong policy on open and transparent government based on core principles. One of those principles is that sunlight can, and should be, the best disinfectant. More >>



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