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Dunne calls for end to trivial pursuits

Dunne calls for end to trivial pursuits

Wednesday, 13 April 2005

United Future leader Peter Dunne has renewed his call for opposition parties to “get over the John Tamihere sideshow and other trivia” and focus their energies on “actually doing the job we’re here to do for all New Zealanders”.

Speaking out after taking up the cause of the many New Zealanders troubled by Pharmac’s sole-provider blocking access to the best medications in favour of cheaper alternatives, he said it had been a week when National and ACT, in particular, had let themselves and voters down.

“They’ve had their sport, but frankly what have they done for the voter recently?” he asked.

He reinforced United Future’s commitment to constructively working in the best interests of New Zealanders.

“We weren’t voted into Parliament to play games; obviously National and ACT think otherwise. I wonder if the people who voted for them agree?

“I suggest it’s time they all got back to work,” he said.

ENDS

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