David Shearer

MP for Mt Albert

Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs
Spokesperson for Consumer Affairs
Associate Defence Spokesperson

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David Shearer is the MP for Mt Albert and Spokesman for Foreign Affairs and Associate Defence Spokesperson. His life has been dedicated to the service of others both in New Zealand and internationally. Prior to entering politics he ran large-scale humanitarian operations for the United Nations and Save the Children in areas of conflict including Iraq, West Bank and Gaza, Afghanistan, Somalia and Rwanda. He believes New Zealand should be the best country in the world, where everyone can get a fair go and anyone prepared to work for it can achieve their dreams.

Contact David Shearer

Electorate office

Address: Level 1, 901 New North Road, Mt Albert, Auckland 1025
Phone: 09 845 1919

Parliamentary office

Phone: 04 817 9793

Latest from David Shearer

John Key mustn’t wear rose tinted glasses in Fiji

June 08, 2016

When Prime Minister John Key visits Fiji this week, polite but firm messages need to be delivered, says Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer.

“Fiji has clamped down on its own media, several New Zealand journalists are banned from visiting the country and there have been issues with the functioning of its parliament.

Com Com’s Z Energy decision anti-competitive

April 30, 2016

The Commerce Commission’s decision to allow Z Energy to buy Caltex can only undermine the competition in the fuel industry that is needed to ensure New Zealanders pay the lowest price for petrol, Labour’s Consumer Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says.

“This is an essential industry and needs the greatest amount of competition possible, not have it reduced. Sadly, petrol is going the same way as a number of other essential industries, meaning New Zealanders are typically paying higher prices for goods here than they would in Australia.

Murray McCully needs to come clean over Tokelau ferry debacle

April 29, 2016

Foreign Minister Murray McCully needs to come clean on why a New Zealand aid-funded vessel intended to service the Tokelau Islands is delayed, over budget and failed its sea trials, Labour’s Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer says.

“The new ship Mataliki which just arrived in Apia, Samoa has been described as a ‘fiasco’ by shipping insiders.

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