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Hon Peter Dunne

3 February, 2016

Speech to the Digital Leaders Annual Lecture, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, London: New Zealand’s Digital Journey

Good evening. Thank you for the invitation and opportunity to share some thoughts about New Zealand’s experience in transforming the way we provide government services to our citizens in the digital age.

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1 February, 2016

Dunne to UK for Digital Leaders Network Annual Lecture

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne travels to London today to present the Digital Leaders Network 2016 Annual Lecture.

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21 January, 2016

Backgrounder: Medical Cannabis in New Zealand

In light of recent and increasing commentary on the use, access to and funding of cannabis based medical products, attached is a fact sheet on the definition, current availability, status and authorisation process around the use of these products for therapeutic purposes. Further information can be found on the Ministry of health’s website at: http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/regulation-health-and-disability-system/medicines-control/medicinal-cannabis

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17 December, 2015

Fetal Alcohol Consultation Opens

Consultation has opened today on a discussion paper by the Ministry of Health on actions to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

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11 December, 2015

Encouraging Trends in Child Oral Health

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has welcomed the Ministry of Health’s update of key New Zealand Health Survey results, released today.

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8 December, 2015

Bill to Replace Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Act Introduced

The Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Bill has been introduced to Parliament.

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30 November, 2015

Appointments to the Film and Literature Board of Review

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced seven appointments to the Film and Literature Board of Review, commencing from 1 January 2016.

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30 November, 2015

10-year passports: Back by public demand

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has today welcomed New Zealand’s return to 10-year adult passports.

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14 November, 2015

Australia-New Zealand agreement to help combat identity crime

Australia and New Zealand have struck a new agreement which will enable government agencies and businesses to electronically verify official government issued identity documents in either country.

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13 November, 2015

Dunne to attend D5 conference in Estonia

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne will represent New Zealand at the meeting of the D5 Digital Leaders’ Summit in Tallinn, Estonia 18-20 November 2015.

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13 November, 2015

Over $20m saved on AoG Telecommunications contract

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne have announced a list of twelve telecommunications providers who have been selected to provide telecommunications and managed security services to Government.

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13 November, 2015

Speech to 137th Annual United Fire Brigades Association (UFBA) Conference, TSB Arena Wellington

Firstly I would like to start by acknowledging the following people from the UFBA here today. When I attended your conference in Tauranga last year I spoke of the Government’s response to the Swain review into the fire services that was carried out in 2013. I said then that: “The current fire services legislation dates back to the 1970s, when a firefighter’s role was largely to put out fires.

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11 November, 2015

NBOMe reclassified as Class B1 Drug

A series of drugs that pose a serious health risk will soon be subject to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975.

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11 November, 2015

Child passport subsidy to remain

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced that the present subsidy for children’s passports will continue with the move to 10-year passports.

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30 October, 2015

New ‘Airline-style’ safety card for hospital patients

Associate Minister of Health Peter Dunne is welcoming the launch today of an ‘airline-style’ patient safety card and video. The resources are available to all New Zealand hospitals. Mr Dunne says the airline industry leads the way on safety and the resources echo the industry’s simple way of ensuring people know how to stay safe.

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22 October, 2015

New Zealand Self-Medication Industry (NZSMI) Association Conference

Kiaora tatou, good morning ladies and gentlemen. Thank you Tim and NZSMI for the invitation to give the opening address for your annual conference, I am delighted to be able to join you. May I acknowledge Dr Gerald Dziekan, Director-General of the World Self-Medication Association and Mr Nicholas Hall for being here and for your willingness to share your insights with us.

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19 October, 2015

Australian Developments in Medicinal Cannabis may have application to New Zealand

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has noted with interest news from Australia today that Health Minister Susan Ley will introduce legislation that will allow for research and development of medicinal cannabis products at a federal level.

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15 October, 2015

Passage of Bill brings greater clarity to gambling law

Law changes contained in Gambling Amendment Bill (No.3) passed by Parliament today will help fulfil the purposes of the Gambling Act 2003 says Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne.

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15 October, 2015

10 year passports available in time for Christmas holidays

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today welcomed the passage of the Passports Amendment Bill (No 2), which will enable adult New Zealanders to be issued with a passport that is valid for 10 years instead of the existing five year validity period. The new 10-year passport will be available in approximately six weeks from 30 November 2015.

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7 October, 2015

Minister to focus on future of non-casino gambling

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne has announced a number of decisions affecting the gambling sector.

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7 October, 2015

Ensuring the future sustainability of the Class 4 Gambling Sector - Hospitality Association of New Zealand AGM, Nelson

Good afternoon. I want to talk today about some of the developments affecting the class 4 gambling sector and to make a few announcements on future directions. Gambling policy is one of the key areas in my Internal Affairs portfolio and one that I have given considerable thought to since I took on the portfolio last year.

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2 October, 2015

New Zealand Fire Service Commission members reappointed for six months

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced the reappointment of four members of the New Zealand Fire Service Commission until 31 March 2016.

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22 September, 2015

Patients to benefit from Ambulance Service initiative

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has welcomed a joint initiative between the Ministry of Health, ACC and St John on a new electronic Patient Report Form (ePRF) technology. The ePRF will give Ambulance officers access to better patient information, including details of any previous ambulance call-outs, which could make the difference between having to go to hospital or being able to stay at home.

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18 September, 2015

Appointments to Lottery Grants Board and Distribution Committees

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced 21 appointments across the Lottery Grants Board and 11 Lottery distribution committees.

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10 September, 2015

Opening of 2015 RACMA Scientific Conference Langham Hotel, Auckland

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Nga mihi nui ki a koutou. Thank you Dr Gruner for your warm welcome. I appreciate the opportunity to open this important conference. I would like to also extend a welcome to Dame Tariana Turia and to the other conference presenters and to welcome all RACMA members and supporters.

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3 September, 2015

Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library Appointments

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced three new appointments to the Guardians Kaitiaki of the Alexander Turnbull Library.

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3 September, 2015

Library and Information Advisory Commission Appointments

Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne today announced three new appointments to the Library and Information Advisory Commission (LIAC).

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2 September, 2015

Launch of 2015 Children’s Health Stamp

It is a pleasure to be part of the launch of the 2015 Children’s Health Stamp.

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1 September, 2015

Opening of Turkish Embassy Photo Exhibit on Canakkle: 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli

As Minister of Internal Affairs I am responsible for the National Library of New Zealand and Archives New Zealand, which function as the memory of society and the memory of government respectively.

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29 August, 2015

150th Anniversary and Reopening of Wellington Central Fire Station

The country’s fire services have become an increasingly absorbing and important part of my portfolio of responsibilities in recent times.

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