Speech in the House: Bill English shows lack of leadership
Posted 22nd Mar 2017
Filed under: Other
Today in the house I spoke about the lack of leadership from Bill English on housing, health and jobs.

Being Prime Minister means more than making observations such as the loss of Cadbury jobs being "a huge thing for workers, who may prove to be more resilient than expected". More than a "whatever" approach to people who are frightened about being kicked out of their state house and not being able to afford a market rental.
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Disappointment Mondelez will not discuss options for keeping Cadbury part operational
Posted 5th Mar 2017
Filed under: Dunedin South
Dunedin Labour MPs Clare Curran and David Clark have questioned whether good faith has been shown by Cadbury factory owner Mondelez in refusing to discuss options for keeping the plant operating or part operating.

At a recent meeting convened by Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull to discuss the impact of the Cadbury closure Labour MPs asked Cadbury to come back to us on whether there was any likelihood of options being put on the table to keep all or part of the site operational, said Clare Curran.
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Cadbury closure huge blow to Dunedin
Posted 16th Feb 2017
Filed under: Dunedin South
News today that Mondelez intends to close the Cadbury manufacturing plant in Dunedin is a devastating blow for Dunedin, local Labour MPs David Clark and Clare Curran say.

The loss of 362 jobs is shattering for the people working there and for the city. I have visited the factory many times and appreciated the warm welcome, kind hospitality, and good cheer of the staff, says David Clark.
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UFB2 looks good but does it all add up?
Posted 26th Jan 2017
Filed under: Communications & IT
Taxpayers should be asking where is the money coming from for the second phase of the Governments ultrafast broadband scheme announced today, says Labour ICT spokesperson Clare Curran.

In 2014 the Government promised $210 million for the second phase of UFB, to be paid for from the Future Investment Fund which is already oversubscribed. Almost three years later they have increased the cost by another $100m which they say is tacked onto the original UFB allocation.
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Labour helps deliver better broadband to regions
Posted 19th Dec 2016
Filed under: Communications & IT
Rural and farming communities can look forward to better broadband after Labour pushing through an initiative to deliver broadband fibre through existing electricity networks reached a crucial stage in parliament, says newly-appointed Labour ICT spokesperson Clare Curran.

Ms Curran, who was named the new Labour ICT spokesperson in Leader Andrew Littles recent reshuffle, says her party colleagues took up the issue of delivering better broadband through the Commerce Select Committee, after Government inaction.
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