Parliament Today 29 August 2013

August 29th, 2013 at 1:08 pm by Jordan.M

Questions for Oral Answer.

Questions to Ministers 2.00 – 3.00 PM.

  1. MAGGIE BARRY to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he received on the New Zealand economy?
  2. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: What advice was New Zealand given in New York last night on the likely response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria?
  3. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her statements in relation to Partnership School applicants that “the range of applications we have received is impressive” and what she was impressed with was “the broad range of applicants not the calibre”?
  4. TIM MACINDOE to the Minister of Science and Innovation:How much will the Government invest in new research through the 2013 Science Investment Round?
  5. Hon DAMIEN O’CONNOR to the Minister for Primary Industries: Does he stand by all his statements?
  6. ALFRED NGARO to the Minister for Social Development: How is the Government promoting technology to support young fathers to better connect, interact, and parent their children?
  7. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister of Labour: He aha tāna tātaritanga mō te pūrongo e kii ana, atu i te 11,000 ngā pāhi kua tango mahi i ngā kaimahi i roto i te tau tuatahi o tā te Kāwanatanga 90 rā whakawā mahi; e hia o ēnei o ngā kaimahi he kaimahi Māori, Pasifika rānei kei raro i te tau 25?
    • Translation: What analysis has he undertaken on the report that more than 11,000 employers fired at least one worker during a trial period in the first year of the Government’s 90 day work trial law; and amongst the group of employees fired, how many were Māori, Pasifika and aged under 25 years old?
  8. RICHARD PROSSER to the Minister of Conservation: Does he stand by all his statements regarding 1080?
  9. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister for the Environment: Why has her Ministry proposed that applications for exploratory deep sea drilling won’t require public notification given that it is the same activity that the Deepwater Horizon was engaged in when it exploded and sank in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010?
  10. DARIEN FENTON to the Minister of Labour: What advice, if any, has he received about whether workers will be better or worse off under the Employment Relations Amendment Bill?
  11. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Associate Minister of Health: What recent announcements has she made regarding publication of rest home audit information on the Ministry of Health website?
  12. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her statement with regards to Wanganui Collegiate that “integrating the school will ensure…that a Collegiate education is available to a wider number of students”; if so, why?

Today Labour are asking four questions. The first is about Syria. The second is directed to the Minister of Primary Industries, Nathan Guy and whether he stands by all his statements. The last two questions are about the Employment Relations Amemdment Bill and school integration.  The Greens are asking about Partnership Schools and oil drilling. Finally, New Zealand First are asking about the 1080 pest poison.

Patsy of the day goes to Dr Paul Hutchison for Question 11: What recent announcements has she made regarding publication of rest home audit information on the Ministry of Health website?

Government Bills 10.00 AM -2.00 PM, 3.00PM-6.00PM and 7.30PM- 12.00AM. (The House is sitting under Urgency)

1. Land Transport and Road User Charges Legislation Amendment Bill -First Reading

2. Animal Welfare Amendment Bill – First Reading

3. Victims’ Orders Against Violent Offenders Bill -First Reading

4. Border Processing (Trade Single Window and Duties) Bill – First Reading

5. Social Security (Fraud Measures and Debt Recovery) Amendment  Bill -First Reading

6. Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill – Second Reading

7. Victims of Crime Reform Bill -Second Reading

The Land Transport and Road User Charges Legislation Amendment Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister of  Transport, Gerry Brownlee. This bill amends the Land Transport Act 1998 and the Road User Charges Act 2012.

The Animal Welfare Amendment Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister For Primary Industries, Nathan Guy. This bill makes changes to the Animal Welfare Act 1999 to improve the enforceability, clarity, and transparency of the New Zealand animal welfare system.

The Victims’ Orders Against Violent Offenders Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister of Justice, Judith Collins, This bill establishes a mechanism for a victim of a violent offence to obtain a non-contact order against an offender sentenced to imprisonment for five years or more.

The Border Processing (Trade Single Window and Duties) Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister of Customs, Maurice Williamson. This bill makes the legislative changes required to support the implementation of the Trade Single Window component of the Joint Border Management System.

The Social Security (Fraud Measures and Debt Recovery) Amendment  Bill is being guided through the house by the Associate Minister of Social Development, Chester Borrows. This bill amends the Social Security Act 1964 by making spouses and partners, as well as beneficiaries, accountable for fraud, and by enabling the Ministry of Social Development to recover debt more effectively.

The Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage, Chris Finlayson. This bill replaces the Historic Places Act 1993, which established the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (Pouhere Taonga), to rename the Trust as Heritage New Zealand and reform its governance and structure.

The Victims of Crime Reform Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister of Justice, Judith Collins. The Victims of Crime Reform Bill is an omnibus bill, which proposes to amend the Victims’ Rights Act 2002; the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families Act 1989; the Parole Act 2002; and the Sentencing Act 2002, to implement the Government’s reform package for victims of crime.

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One Response to “Parliament Today 29 August 2013”

  1. OneTrack (1,988 comments) says:

    Et tu, Damien?

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