Thank you John, it’s been bloody marvellous
Posted 22nd May 2015
Filed under: Broadcasting
The departure of John Campbell is a blow to current affairs investigative journalism, Labour’s Broadcasting Spokesperson Clare Curran says.

“Campbell Live stood out in its field. Its axing comes as local broadcasting in New Zealand remains in a state of flux. Radio NZ has had its funding frozen since 2008, TVNZ has said it no longer considers itself a public broadcaster.
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Another new tax, another broken promise
Posted 22nd May 2015
Filed under: Communications & IT
National has unveiled yet another new tax in this Budget – a rural broadband levy that will almost certainly result in an immediate price hike for internet and telephone connections across New Zealand, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran said

“The Telecommunications Development Levy Amendment Bill that is being rushed through under urgency today will force the telco industry to hike broadband prices.
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New broadband tax more wasteful spending
Posted 21st May 2015
Filed under: Communications & IT
An extra $150 million is being pumped into a $300 million government rural broadband scheme despite officials admitting today they have no idea how many have people have been connected, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran said today.

“The rural broadband initiative is looking increasingly like another example of wasteful government spending after MBIE officials admitted they can’t or won’t measure the connections.
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Action on laws needed in Privacy Week
Posted 4th May 2015
Filed under: Justice
The Government must speed up promised law changes to reassure the public their private information is in safe hands as the country marks Privacy Week, Labour’s associate Justice spokesperson Clare Curran said today.

“The previous Justice Minister Judith Collins announced much needed sweeping changes to the Privacy Act a year ago this month. They would give the Privacy Commissioner more powers to compel public and private sector organisations to report privacy breaches and new offences and fines for those who didn’t. We are yet to see any legislation appear.
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Ministers must act on 111 failure
Posted 4th May 2015
Filed under: Communications & IT
Lives are being put at risk if the company contracted to manage emergency 111 calls can’t cope with increased numbers, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says.

“Saturday’s situation where people calling the emergency services were unable to get through and were instead cut off shows there’s something wrong with the system.
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