Ms Fox said that the party combines strategically with the Hon Peter Dunne and David Seymour. On many things the three parties differ, but on the legislation and issues they agree on, they work together and can wield significant influence. Topics discussed with Marama were: influencing Government, prioritisation to the neediest to prevent people becoming vulnerable and how to make ComVoices heard with Government. At present, Government sees the sector as “Government Providers” working in its own interest. It does not recognise the sector’s purpose and mission and that perception has to be changed.