Peter Dunne (born 17 March 1954), a New Zealand politician and Member of Parliament, leads the United Future political party. He has served as a Cabinet minister in governments dominated by the centre-left Labour Party as well as by the centre-right National Party. From 2005-2008 he held the posts of Minister of Revenue and Associate Minister of Health as a minister outside of Cabinet with the Labour-led government. After Labour suffered an election defeat in 2008 to the National Party, United Future was reduced to having Peter Dunne as its sole MP. However, in a deal between United Future and National, Dunne retained his two portfolios outside cabinet.
Labour Party MP
In the 1984 elections, Dunne successfully stood for Parliament, winning the seat of Ohariu as a candidate of ...
Hon Peter Dunne, Associate Minister of Health
Address to NZ Healthcare Summit 2011
Rendezvous Hotel, Auckland
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Good morning and thank you for inviting me to speak at this Healthcare Summit.
This is now the third year that I have spoken at this event, and I am pleased to see that it has become a regular fixture on the health sector calendar because it is an important event each year.
I am also delighted to see so many people involved in providing and managing health care resources having come together here today to discuss some of the key issues in ...
United Future leader Peter Dunne says he is confident public support for his "income sharing" policy will force the Government to back it despite widespread criticism the scheme is expensive and poorly targeted.Mr Dunne yesterday introduced legislation to give effect to his long-standing income sharing proposal that will allow couples with children under 18 to combine their income and then split it for tax purposes, reducing their overall tax bill. The policy would see a family with one income earner on $50,000 a year receive a $1230 annual credit but a single income family earning ...
Law changes to cut compliance costs around the upcoming GST rate change tax are among "business friendly" changes being made to a key piece of tax legislation, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says. Mr Dunne has tabled the amendments to the Taxation (Annual Rates, Trans-Tasman Savings Portability, KiwiSaver and Remedial Matters) Bill which is going through Parliament. The changes will be put into the bill when it comes up for its committee stage. Mr Dunne said the GST transitional measures focused on contracts that straddled the October 1 rate change date, when it goes up from 12.5 percent to 15 ...
Dunne: multinationals tax report shows NZ on track
Peter Dunne | Revenue
The latest report on international progress in reviewing the taxation of multinationals shows New Zealand is well placed on the issue, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said today.
The Treasury and Inland Revenue officials’ report on the OECD’s base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) work takes stock of New Zealand’s rules and provides an update on its continuing work.
Dunne: transitional imputation penalty set for repeal
Peter Dunne | Revenue
A tax penalty implemented as part of the company tax rate change is likely to be repealed, Revenue Minister Peter Dunne announced today.
Parliament’s Finance and Expenditure Select Committee is considering repealing the transitional imputation penalty as part of the Taxation (Livestock Valuation, Assets Expenditure, and Remedial Matters) Bill, Mr Dunne said.
The penalty, which applied as at 31 March 2013, is designed to stop deliberate over-imputing of dividends at 30% (instead of 28%) during the two-year transitional period.
Dunne bans further two substances found in K2
Peter Dunne | Health
Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne today announced a Temporary Class Drug Notice banning more substances found in tested samples of K2 synthetic cannabis.
The ban on two substances, which will come into effect on Thursday, 9 May, brings to 35 the number of substances banned under temporary notices and more than 50 products containing those substances are now off the market.
Dunne: views sought on taxing land-related lease payments
Peter Dunne | Revenue
Revenue Minister Peter Dunne has welcomed the release today of a tax policy officials’ issues paper exploring options to reform the rules around land-related lease payments such as lease transfer payments and ‘key money’ payments.
The paper, The taxation of land-related lease payments suggests rationalising the current rules by introducing generic income, deduction and timing rules for all land-related lease payments.