Clare Curran stories
Clare Curran, a prominent figure in New Zealand politics, is well recognised for her considerable expertise and passionate advocacy in matters concerning information and communication technology (ICT), digital economy, and media. Covering an extensive range of ICT issues, Curran's interests and policy critique span from enhancing rural broadband access to demanding transparency and accountability in government digital initiatives. She is a vocal advocate for better broadband services across New Zealand, scrutinising government deals with telecom companies and pushing for substantial improvements in internet accessibility for rural communities.
Her advocacy doesn't stop at broadband; Curran's portfolio mirrors her dedication to advancing New Zealand's digital landscape on all fronts. She has called for the appointment of a Chief Technology Officer to guide the nation’s digital strategy, criticised inadequate cyber security measures within public institutions, and proffered solutions to close the digital divide. Notable too, is Curran’s commitment to public broadcasting, expressing concerns over funding cuts and the resultant effects on media diversity. Throughout her career, Curran has demonstrated unwavering commitment to fostering a digital environment that is accessible, secure, and competitive, promoting policies aimed at ensuring New Zealanders from all walks of life can benefit from the digital age.