Hon Clare Curran

MP for Dunedin South

Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media and Government Digital Services

Associate Minister for ACC and of State Services (Open Government)

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Hon Clare Curran has been the Labour Member of Parliament for Dunedin South since 2008. In October 2017, with the formation of the 52nd Parliament, Clare was appointed Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media, Minister for Government Digital Services, Associate Minister for ACC and Associate Minister of State Services.

Clare is a former journalist who previously lived in Australia for 14 years, working predominantly with unions and progressive organisations. She also ran her own communications business specialising in campaigns for environmental and social justice issues in New Zealand and Australia.

Clare is a strong supporter of commercial-free, independent, publicly available media, and openness and transparency in government.

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Dunedin South electorate office

Phone: 03 455 5299
Address: Shop 1, South City Mall, Hillside Rd, PO Box 2084, Dunedin

Parliamentary office

Phone: 04 817 9906
Address: Freepost PO Box 18 888, Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160


Latest from Hon Clare Curran

UFB2 looks good – but does it all add up?

January 26, 2017

Taxpayers should be asking where’s the money coming from for the second phase of the Government’s ultrafast broadband scheme announced today, says Labour’s ICT spokesperson Clare Curran.

"In 2014 the Government promised $210 million for the second phase of UFB, to be paid for from the Future Investment Fund which is already oversubscribed. Almost three years later they’ve increased the cost by another $100m which they say is tacked onto the original UFB allocation.

Brownlee needs to take quake issues seriously

November 19, 2016

Gerry Brownlee's flippant and ignorant attitude to the issues revealed by this week's earthquakes is unworthy of a government minister responsible for protecting New Zealanders during disasters, says Labour's Civil Defence spokesperson Clare Curran.


Government starves RNZ into selling Auckland asset

October 04, 2016

Just weeks after TVNZ opened its refurbished Auckland head office costing more than $60 million, RNZ (Radio New Zealand) has been forced to put its Auckland office on the market to keep itself afloat, says Labour’s Broadcasting spokesperson Clare Curran.

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