My values are Labour values.

I want to help build a stronger, more caring society. I am passionate about Dunedin, and I bring considerable energy and wide experience to the task of representing this electorate.

My diverse work background has given me an understanding of the economic and social levers that can be pulled to achieve meaningful change.

Please read some of the discussions included here. I welcome your comments.

- David Clark

Highs and Lows

It has been a big week for me in Parliament.

Back home in Dunedin this evening, local TV presenter Rebecca Meek interviewed me for Channel Nine news to cover off recent events.

My bill to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr was narrowly defeated. But I’m determined to keep up the fight for a fairer distribution of our country’s wealth.

To that end here’s a link to an article published yesterday by RadioLive where I say John Key needs to put his money where his mouth is.

On the good news front, it was announced on Wednesday that I’ve won an Eisenhower Fellowship to study next year for seven weeks in the United States.

While I’m in the USA, I want to learn more about the rapid change online learning is bringing about and it’s potential to help those from modest backgrounds get ahead.  I want to find out more about politically engaging those who are disaffected with society, and I want to examine a range of constitutional and economic issues.

The Eisenhower Fellowship programme aims to arm participants with skills and connections to make a positive difference in the world.

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  1. 19 October, 2012
    Andrew Lonie

    Shame about the minimum wage bill David. There are some strong arguments from all quarters for a good living wage, interesting to read Tim Hazeldine’s view on this in the ODT a few days ago http://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/opinion/230652/fixing-wage-imbalance-duty-we-owe-ourselves

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