My values are Labour values.

I want to help build a stronger, more caring society. I am passionate about Dunedin, and I bring considerable energy and wide experience to the task of representing this electorate.

My diverse work background has given me an understanding of the economic and social levers that can be pulled to achieve meaningful change.

Please read some of the discussions included here. I welcome your comments.

- David Clark

Inequality harming NZ

The OECD’s latest (4 page) report on inequalities argues that evidence inequalities harm growth – is becoming more compelling.

In New Zealand’s case, the report’s authors estimate a whopping 15.5% negative impact on economic growth (GDP/capita) as a result of inequalities in our country.

inequalities harming growth OECD

I concentrated on the benefits of a fairer society in my first ever speech in Parliament. The last 5 minutes of my maiden parliamentary speech canvassed the reasons why greater equality makes a society more prosperous.  I believe what I said in my maiden speech continues to hold true.  With one in four kiwi kids growing up in poverty, the need for a more equal society is now more pressing than ever.

The evidence continues to mount. A more equal society is not only better to live in – it is also likely to ensure nearly everyone is better off.

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