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Happy Mondayised holiday!

Written By: - Date published: 6:22 am, February 8th, 2016 - 28 comments

Thanks to David Clark, to Grant Robertson, to Labour, and to those who supported the bill…

Thanks David!

Written By: - Date published: 6:34 am, April 27th, 2015 - 32 comments

I’m planning to enjoy a day off today – the first “mondayised” public holiday – thanks to the work of David Clark, Grant Robertston, and others in Labour and the parties that supported the Bill. National and ACT voted against this holiday.

The future of work, income

Written By: - Date published: 9:22 am, November 1st, 2014 - 188 comments

Automation is changing everything – faster than we think…

David Clark on Dunedin North

Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, September 28th, 2014 - 44 comments

MP for Dunedin North David Clark has been reflecting on the very successful result in the electorate.

Fairness and freedom

Written By: - Date published: 12:49 pm, June 4th, 2013 - 51 comments

If the left had to pick one word to describe the essence of its political philosophy, that word might be “fairness”. If the right had to do the same that word might be “freedom”. Labour MP David Clark considers the balance.

Mondayisation Bill passes

Written By: - Date published: 6:31 pm, April 17th, 2013 - 20 comments

As expected David Clark’s private member’s bill to “Mondayise” holidays passed its final reading this evening. The vote was 61 to 60 with National and ACT voting against.

Two Things

Written By: - Date published: 10:34 am, March 14th, 2013 - 12 comments

Marriage Equality and Mondayisation – both proceeding fabulously!

Mondayising win!

Written By: - Date published: 12:04 pm, March 12th, 2013 - 40 comments

The Bill to Mondayise holidays seems certain to progress. A nice win for David Clark and for Labour, and an all too rare example of MMP working as it should.

Spoiled brats running MRP

Written By: - Date published: 4:41 pm, March 7th, 2013 - 21 comments

No surprise to find that Mighty River Power bosses are behaving like spoiled brats – that’s pretty much what they are.

This

Written By: - Date published: 9:47 pm, January 25th, 2013 - 58 comments

How many times to we have to listen to Labour MP’s claim that they can’t stand up for labour values because they won’t be seen as “reasonable”.

Yeah, because your “reasonable” has really fired up the electorate thus far.

NRT: Reported back

Written By: - Date published: 3:23 pm, December 12th, 2012 - 4 comments

The Transport and Industrial Relations Committee has reported back on David Clark’s Holidays (Full Recognition of Waitangi Day and ANZAC Day) Amendment Bill, with the National majority recommending it not be passed. The bill will now go back before the House, where its fate will be in the hands of Peter Dunne. Will he vote for it or not?

Reaction on the end of conference

Written By: - Date published: 11:52 pm, November 18th, 2012 - 40 comments

It was a good productive conference for Labour. The best reaction about David Shearer’s speech and the rank and files reactions to the conference that I observed was probably from Robert Winter, so I have quoted it here. Thanks to the NZLP’s council for letting me attend, and thanks to the working journalists for tolerating me.

Banks and Dunne vote down minimum wage

Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, September 20th, 2012 - 51 comments

David Clark’s private member’s Bill to increase the minimum wage was voted down 61 to 59 last night. Shame on John Banks and Peter Dunne.

Clark on the minimum wage

Written By: - Date published: 8:55 am, September 5th, 2012 - 18 comments

David Clark’s opinion piece in The Herald – “The PM’s cleaner deserves more pay” – makes for welcome reading…

True ‘cost’ of Mondayisation deliberately hidden

Written By: - Date published: 5:02 pm, May 14th, 2012 - 8 comments

An interesting press release from David Clark, sponsor of the “Mondayisation” bill.  It looks like the process of constructing the official advice on this matter was deliberately biased.  Why?

New Labour MPs first speeches

Written By: - Date published: 1:01 pm, February 14th, 2012 - 9 comments

The four new Labour MPs make their first (“maiden”) speeches today in Parliament, starting at 5pm. I’d expect to hear some thoughtful and moving speeches.

Skirmish, battle, war

Written By: - Date published: 1:15 pm, November 27th, 2011 - 31 comments

I’m just back from cleaning up our election day HQ after last night’s party. With apologies to lefties who aren’t feeling too flash today, and with particular sympathies to Labour MPs who didn’t make it back, I had a good election night.

Evicting Occupy Dunedin

Written By: - Date published: 11:01 am, November 2nd, 2011 - 20 comments

Yesterday was a dramatic day for Occupy Dunedin.  A trespass eviction deadline of 8pm came and went, but after a big show of public support, the Occupation is still there.  Dunedin North Labour candidate David Clark lends his support to the movement.

Job cuts at CYF

Written By: - Date published: 12:59 pm, July 20th, 2011 - 51 comments

Guest poster David Clark at Red Alert has broken news on job cuts at Child Youth and Family.  Front line staff will go – yet another broken promise from National.

ECE Taskforce report

Written By: - Date published: 12:45 pm, June 2nd, 2011 - 16 comments

It’s great to have North Shore candidate Ben Clark writing for us here at The Standard.  This is a Guest Post from brother and Dunedin North candidate David Clark (a dynamic duo indeed!).  David writes about the just released government report on the early childhood education sector…

Labour’s Brotherly Dynamic Duo

Written By: - Date published: 11:30 am, November 30th, 2010 - 29 comments

They’ve already been dubbed NZ’s David and Ed Milliband.

Brothers David and Ben Clark will both be standing for Labour in the 2011 general election. David is standing for the safe Dunedin North seat, while Ben will be taking on Wayne Mapp on the North Shore.

Both would do well as MPs.

Exporting Dunedin

Written By: - Date published: 9:45 am, October 11th, 2010 - 48 comments

David Clark is the Labour Party’s new candidate for Dunedin North.  He’s been talking to innovative local technology start-ups, and hearing about some of the barriers to success.

Dunedin North – David Clark

Written By: - Date published: 8:19 pm, September 25th, 2010 - 18 comments

Long serving Dunedin North MP Pete Hodgson is stepping down at the next election.  The local Labour party today selected their next candidate, the Rev Dr David Clark.

Lies, damn lies and desperation

Written By: - Date published: 7:45 am, August 26th, 2010 - 41 comments

It is time we got away from Mr Key’s focus on individual greed and got back to a focus on better hospital, schools and care for those who are struggling. David Clark argues that Key’s tax cuts are going to actually drive away our high-achievers while Mr Key is telling us it’s going to bring them home.

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