Parliament Today 19 June 2014

June 19th, 2014 at 12:43 pm by Jordan.M

Questions for Oral Answer.

Questions for Ministers 2.00PM-3.00PM

1. CLAUDETTE HAUITI to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on progress in building a growing economy that can support more jobs and higher incomes for New Zealanders?

2. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Is he concerned about rising inequality in New Zealand?

3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Commerce: Has he received any reports on anti-competitive behaviour in the banking sector?

4. Dr PAUL HUTCHISON to the Minister of Health: What progress is being made on the Christchurch Hospitals’ redevelopment?

5. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Which of the statements, if any, by NZIER chief economist, Shamubeel Eaqub does he agree with most: that interest rate rises will punish the provinces, that “one of the biggest issues of this generation is the widening gap between the haves and have-nots”, or that “The gaps opening up in New Zealand are really big across geographical, race and education lines”?

6. KEVIN HAGUE to the Minister for Social Development: Does she agree with Professor Jonathan Boston that there are New Zealand children living in “houses that don’t have heating, in caravans that don’t have running water, and in families that simply don’t have enough food of the right kind every day”; if so, will she guarantee these children have immediate access to the State support they need?

7. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister for Economic Development: On how many occasions has he discussed the current pay negotiations for Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment staff with the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and on what dates did those discussions take place?

8. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister for Primary Industries: What recent announcement has he made regarding the biocontainment facility at Wallaceville?

9. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his answers to Oral Question No. 7 yesterday?

10. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Does the draft Government Policy Statement on transport funding identify any funding for the Auckland City Rail Link in the transport budget over the next decade?

11. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Is she satisfied that schools receive sufficient funding to deliver the New Zealand Curriculum; if so, why?

12. Hon PHIL HEATLEY to the Minister for Senior Citizens: What recent reports has she released relating to enduring powers of attorney?

Today Labour are asking about inequality, interest rate increases, pay negotiations for MBIE, savings in the health system, and school funding.  The Greens are asking about inequality and rail transport. New Zealand First is asking about anti-competitive behaviour in the banking sector.

Patsy of the day goes to Ian McKelvie for Question 8: What recent announcement has he made regarding the biocontainment facility at Wallaceville?

Government Bills

1. Taxation (Annual Rates, Employee Allowances, and Remedial Matters) Bill – Third Reading

2. Vulnerable Children Bill – Third Reading

The Taxation (Annual Rates, Employee Allowances, and Remedial Matters) Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister of Revenue, Todd McClay. This taxation omnibus bill introduces amendments to various Inland Revenue Acts.

The Vulnerable Children Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister for Social Development.  This is an omnibus bill that proposes establishing the Vulnerable Children Act and the Child Harm Prevention Orders Act. The purpose of the proposed amendments is to protect and improve the well-being of vulnerable children.

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13 Responses to “Parliament Today 19 June 2014”

  1. thedavincimode (6,606 comments) says:

    I wonder if peters will have the flu today.

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  2. davidp (3,572 comments) says:

    I guess we’ve seen the end of Cunliffe asking Key whether he stands by all his statements. Even Labour MPs would have trouble not laughing.

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  3. Redbaiter (8,266 comments) says:

    “Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Is he concerned about rising inequality in New Zealand?”

    These left wing imbeciles only need to look at the US to see where chasing after the mythical goal of “equality” ends up. Obama has destroyed the US economy for decades to come. Not only equality but every measure of poverty and economic decline has worsened.

    Except for Obama of course, who is suddenly worth millions more than his presidential salary would allow.

    Similar to David Cunliffe and wife who are living in a $2.5 million house in one of the country’s most exclusive suburbs and between them raking in ten times what the “battlers” they claim to represent might earn.

    Of course if their concern for “equality” was anything other than a rank deceit designed to bring them the power that is their real object of lust, then they could sell their house, go live in Mangere, keep $60 grand of what they earn and distribute the rest to the poor.

    In fact every Labour Party MP could follow that example.

    They won’t. They’re shallow insincere hypocrites using the poor as stepping stones to power, and when they get that power, they’ll make the poor worse off than ever.

    Just like Obama has.

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  4. lastmanstanding (1,267 comments) says:

    Question to Hon David Cunliffe: Does he stand by every statement he has made about donations to the Labour Party by a certain Chinese gentleman.

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  5. RRM (9,769 comments) says:

    ^^^ It’s “Does he stand by all his statements…”

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  6. dime (9,795 comments) says:

    “2. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Is he concerned about rising inequality in New Zealand?”

    He better be! Dime is. It should be far easier to get rich in this country.

    A salary of 150k puts you in the top 1%? that is disgraceful. It should be 500k!

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  7. alwyn (410 comments) says:

    This must be one of the first times in living memory that the Leader of the Opposition has been in the House on an ordinary Thursday. Normally they, like the PM, are never there.
    Perhaps David Cunliffe is scared to let the rest of the Labour caucus out of his sight in case they arrange to roll him?
    A small scale version of what happened to Jim Bolger when he went n an overseas trip and in his absence the National Party organised his dumping.

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  8. OneTrack (2,966 comments) says:

    “10. JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Does the draft Government Policy Statement on transport funding identify any funding for the Auckland City Rail Link in the transport budget over the next decade?”

    I hope not. It will probably bankrupt the city for no discernable gain and just as many cars on the harbour bridge heading to South Auckland. But Len lives in lala land where everybody apparently works in the CBD.

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  9. goldnkiwi (1,254 comments) says:

    Where is Key again? How can there be questions directed at the PM?

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  10. Judith (8,531 comments) says:

    @ goldnkiwi (870 comments) says:
    June 19th, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    The PM’s representative, usually the deputy answers on their behalf. Its standard stuff. We can’t expect the leader to be available all the time in the house, especially not when there are matters overseas best dealt to by the PM. Someone has to be able to do his job in those situations.

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  11. goldnkiwi (1,254 comments) says:

    Well I read above that the PM and Leader of Opposition (@ 2.37) not usually there for Thursday question time, seems ridiculous to address questions to absent people. Seems like rhetorical questions not requiring an answer. What a waste of time.

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  12. Dave Mann (1,200 comments) says:

    Who the hell is this Claudette Whatsisname?

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  13. Redbaiter (8,266 comments) says:

    New blood as they say.

    She’s progressive, lesbian and Maori.

    Ticked all of the right boxes for John Key’s Nats.

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