Louise Nicholas to deliver 4th Dame Dorothy Fraser lecture
Posted 31st Aug 2015
Filed under: Dunedin South
The woman who took on the police force over rape and abuse and won will deliver the fourth annual Dame Dorothy Fraser Lecture on Monday 28 September in Dunedin.

We are excited to have confirmed Louise Nicholas ONZM to deliver the first lecture since Dame Dorothy’s death. She will be introduced by Labour’s deputy leader and health spokesperson Hon. Annette King, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said.
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Workers exploited in Māori screen industry
Posted 19th Aug 2015
Filed under: Broadcasting
The ugly underbelly of low wages and unsafe working conditions for Maori working in television is a direct result of an exploitative management culture and funding starvation by Government, says Labour’s Broadcasting Spokesperson Clare Curran.

“Preliminary results from a Ngā Aho Whakaari Māori Screen Guild of Aotearoa survey show two thirds of Maori screen workers in television are working long hours, with low to no pay, in unsafe conditions as expectations of the workforce continue to rise.
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Save Saddle Hill petition a community-driven campaign
Posted 16th Jul 2015
Filed under: Dunedin South
More than 3500 people have signed the petition to save Saddle Hill, showing the depth of community support in protecting the local landmark, says Dunedin South MP Clare Curran.

“The wider Saddle Hill community has rallied behind the protection of Saddle Hill in an effort to ensure the local landmark is preserved.
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Broadband failure sucks up more cash
Posted 3rd Jul 2015
Filed under: Communications & IT
The Commerce Committee has blocked an inquiry into the $300 million rural broadband initiative (RBI) despite mounting evidence it’s a massive policy failure and waste of money, says Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran.



“The Government is about to spend an extra $150 million on a programme that isn’t working. The RBI could prove to be one of the most misguided spends of this National Government.
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Copper decision a victory for status quo, not Kiwi households
Posted 2nd Jul 2015
Filed under: Communications & IT
New Zealanders hoping for cheaper copper broadband will be disappointed by the Commerce Commission’s latest decision in the long running saga to determine the price of copper, Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran says.



“In an apparent attempt to appease everyone, the Commission’s decision is a victory for the status quo.
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