Peter Dunne (born 17 March 1954) is a New Zealand politician, Member of Parliament and leader of the United Future political party. He effectively became an Independent MP after his United Future political party was deregistered on 25 June 2013. He has been an MP since 1984, representing the centre-left Labour Party in Parliament from 1984 to 1994, and a succession of minor centrist parties from 1994. He served as a Cabinet minister while in the Labour Party and has since done so in governments dominated by the the centre-right National Party as well as by the Labour Party.
From 2005 to 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 ...
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 launches Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder action plan Peter Dunne | Health
Associate Health Minister Hon Peter Dunne has launched an action plan today aimed at better supporting those affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and reducing the numbers of babies born with this preventable condition.
“FASD is considered internationally to be a leading preventable cause of intellectual and developmental problems, with some researchers estimating that it occurs in one in 100 children.
He Tohu - New Zealand’s new archive exhibition named Peter Dunne | Internal Affairs
Internal Affairs Minister Hon Peter Dunne today announced the name and visual identity of the new archive exhibition to open within the National Library of New Zealand in Wellington during early 2017.
“The permanent exhibition will be known as ‘He Tohu’, which has a number of meanings – signs, signatures, marks and symbols. The exhibition will feature three important New Zealand constitutional documents: