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Main Points In The Agreement With Peter Dunne

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Peter Dunne
Peter Dunne

Wellington, Nov 16 NZPA - Main points of the agreement between the National Party and United Future leader Peter Dunne:

* Mr Dunne will be Minister of Revenue and Associate Minister of Health outside cabinet;

* He will vote with National on confidence and supply;

* The policy, research and advocacy role of the Families Commission will be maintained while seeking to achieve administrative efficiencies between the operations of the Families Commission and the Office of the Children's Commissioner;

* The National-led government will implement the broad principles, policies and priorities advanced by United Future including reducing elective surgery waiting lists by greater utilisation of private hospital capacity;

* It will progress a long-term medicines strategy for quality use of pharmaceuticals;

* It will support public-private partnerships for major road developments such as Transmission Gully;

* It will support through its first reading legislation on income splitting;

* It will establish a Big Game Hunting council as part of a national wild game management strategy; and

* It will acknowledge United future's ongoing support and interest in the development of the Seniors' Gold Card, the Community and Voluntary sector, and advancing the interests of the disability sector.

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