Invermay petition delivered to Parliament
Posted 24th Mar 2015
Filed under: Dunedin South
Labour’s Economic Development spokesperson David Clark handed over a 12,450 signature Save Invermay petition to Dunedin South MP Clare Curran on the steps of Parliament today.

“The level of support that the petition has received across New Zealand is overwhelming,” says David Clark.

“Over 12,000 people have signed the petition to keep Invermay in the South. They know that the Government is making the decision to shift the facility without a solid business case, and a with mounting pile of evidence against such a move.
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Damning report card for women’s advancement in 2015
Posted 9th Mar 2015
Filed under: Dunedin South
In 2015 New Zealand women face a widening gender pay gap, ongoing harassment at work and are increasingly being blocked from senior positions, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said today.

Delivering the opening speech of the YWCA Dunedin UN International Women’s Day event, Clare Curran said the gender pay gap in the public sector stood at 19%, the highest it has been since 2007.
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Empowering New Zealand women to voice their worth
Posted 9th Mar 2015
Filed under: Dunedin South
Firstly I’d like to thank the Dunedin YWCA Angel Fund for the invitation to speak, especially on International Women’s Day. Happy International Women’s Day everyone.

This is a first for me. An audience of angels. It surely can’t get better than that.

What you do is quietly changing the world. Helping women move into greater financial self-reliance and independence through education, business and personal development.
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Customs seeks big brother powers
Posted 5th Mar 2015
Filed under: Open Government
A proposal giving New Zealand Customs powers to compel anyone to provide passwords and encryption keys to their electronic devices is another step towards a surveillance society and should be strongly resisted, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran said today.

“There are existing powers in search and surveillance law and other legislation which provide compulsion to disclose a password if someone passes through Customs and is under suspicion.
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Chorus slashes spending on copper network
Posted 23rd Feb 2015
Filed under: Communications & IT
Chorus has slashed spending on the copper network by almost a third, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran said today.

“Chorus’s half yearly financial statement out today shows the company will cut spending from $21 million to $15 million on the network, which the vast majority of its customers are on.
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