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Hon David Parker

Labour List MP

Attorney-General

Minister for Economic Development, Environment, and Trade and Export Growth

Associate Minister of Finance

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Hon David Parker grew up and studied in Dunedin, graduating with a BCom/LLB from the University of Otago. He had a long career in business and law before being elected to Parliament as Labour Member of Parliament in the former electorate of Otago in 2002.

In his earlier years, David was a managing and litigation partner in South Island law firm Anderson Lloyd. He was also involved in many businesses, including innovative bio-tech export start-ups A2 Corporation, BLIS Technologies, Botryzen and Pharmazen, as well as in more traditional industries. He is an experienced CEO and company director.

David was appointed to Cabinet in 2005, and served as Minister of Energy, Climate Change, Transport, State Services, Attorney-General, and Land Information under Helen Clark’s Government. In Opposition, he served as Deputy Leader, Shadow Attorney General, and in Finance, Economic Development and various other roles. His focus has always been, and remains, on delivering prosperity and fairer economic outcomes for all New Zealanders.

David has three children, and spends time in his hometown of Dunedin, and in Auckland with his partner Barbara.

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Parliamentary office

Phone: 04 817 8710
Email: david.parker@parliament.govt.nz

Freepost PO Box 18 888
Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160


Latest from Hon David Parker

Government to provide greater protection of rights under the NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990

February 26, 2018

Cabinet has approved, in principle, a move to amend the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 to provide a statutory power for the senior courts to make declarations of inconsistency under the Bill of Rights Act, and to require Parliament to respond.


Not another Nick Smith wild goose chase

September 05, 2017

Only the election on September 23 can save the country and the RMA from Nick Smith, say Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford and Environment spokesperson David Parker.


New Zealanders deserve better than scaremongering over water

August 14, 2017

New Zealanders need to hear from National about how they will fund the clean-up of our rivers and lakes for future generations. Instead, National has broadened its scare-mongering, says Labour’s Water spokesperson David Parker.


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