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

Short updates

Phil Goff and Sue Moroney have revealed detail of the Government’s Early Childhood Education centre cuts.  The survey data is sobering.  The 54 centres that responded to the survey in Otago will lose an average of $48,500 per centre as a result of the Government’s cuts.

Andrew Geddis led debate on the extraordinary powers afforded Gerry Brownlee in the wake of the Canterbury Quake.  He has posted a reflection three months on.  A report on use of the Earthquake powers was released this week.   The increasing use of extraordinary powers is the most worrying thing.

Rino Tirikatene has won the opportunity to stand for Labour in the Te Tai Tonga Maori electorate that takes in the South Island.  I look forward to campaigning alongside him at the next election.


1 comment on ‘Short updates’

  1. 2 December, 2010

    Those cuts are going to put extra burden on lower income families and some will be forced to abandon ECE for their children altogether.

    The extraordinary powers that this government have granted themselves are a worrying thing. I am also concerned about the amount of legislation that has been put through under urgency since they were elected in 2008. The public need the chance to be able to make submissions as part of a healthy democracy.

    Congratulations to Rino Tirikatene!

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