Parliament Today 24 June 2014.

June 24th, 2014 at 1:26 pm by Jordan.M

Questions for Oral Answer.

Questions to Ministers 2.00PM-3.00PM.

  1. TE URUROA FLAVELL to the Minister of Conservation: Does he agree with Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, that joint decision-making with the Minister for Energy and Resources on mining the conservation estate undermines the role of the Minister of Conservation as guardian of that estate, and how will he respond to her advice to that conservation should take precedence?
  2. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “for most New Zealanders an indicator of how well the economy is doing is whether or not they can keep up with the cost of living”; if so, is he satisfied that they currently can?
  3. Hon TAU HENARE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on inequality in New Zealand, and how do recent changes in trends compare to other countries?
  4. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with BERL that “outside of dairy and forestry, export receipts have effectively flatlined since April 2009″ and that “The risks inherent in such a narrowing of our export base should be of concern to all”; if not, why not?
  5. Dr CAM CALDER to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What announcements has he made about the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative?
  6. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government’s decisions?
  7. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister of Housing: What progress has he made with local government in securing Housing Accords under the legislation passed last year, and how are they increasing the supply and affordability of housing?
  8. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: What was the original forecast cost for Health Benefits Limited and what is the revised forecast cost now, if any?
  9. MAGGIE BARRY to the Minister of Education: What recent announcements has she made on the Government’s $359 million investment to raise student achievement?
  10. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery: How much has the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority spent on legal fees in the last 3 years?
  11. DENIS O’ROURKE to the Minister of Transport: When will the Government provide a comprehensive and integrated land transport plan for New Zealand?
  12. PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Revenue: What is the objective of the Government’s recently announced Taxpayer’s Simplification Panel?

Questions to Members.

  1. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Member in charge of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill: Does the member intend to proceed with the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill this year; if not, why not?
  2. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Member in charge of the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill: Why is the Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill necessary?

Today Labour are asking about living costs, narrowing of the export sector, cost savings in health spending, and legal fees of CERA. Labour are also asking two members questions about PPL.  The Greens are asking whether the government stands by its decisions.  New Zealand First is asking about land transport.

Patsy of the day goes to Paul Goldsmith for Question 12: What is the objective of the Government’s recently announced Taxpayer’s Simplification Panel?

Government Bills 3.00PM-6.00PM and 7.30PM-10.00PM.

1. Appropriation (2013/14 Supplementary Estimates) Bill – Second Reading

2. Victims’ Orders Against Violent Offenders Bill – Third Reading

3. Companies and Limited Partnerships Amendment Bill – Third Reading

The Appropriation (2013/14 Supplementary Estimates) Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister of Finance, Bill English. This bill seeks parliamentary authorisation of the individual appropriations and changes contained in The Supplementary Estimates of Appropriations for the Government of New Zealand and Supporting Information for the year ending 30 June 2014.

The Victims’ Orders Against Violent Offenders Bill is being guided through the house by the Minister of Justice, Judith Collins. This bill would establish 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 Companies and Limited Partnerships Amendment Bill is being guided through parliament by the Minister for Commerce, Craig Foss. This bill amends the Companies Act 1993 and the Limited Partnerships Act 2008 so as to increase confidence in New Zealand’s financial markets and regulation of corporate forms.

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7 Responses to “Parliament Today 24 June 2014.”

  1. Manolo (14,049 comments) says:

    Annette King? It is shame that veteran woman is still killing time, asking inane questions, and troughing at our expense.

    Full Moon should have been retired long ago, but the incompetent socialists keep her on in the vain hope she will become effective. In fact, Mrs King is useless.

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  2. dime (10,102 comments) says:

    urgh. ill have a stab at answering those:

    “Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “for most New Zealanders an indicator of how well the economy is doing is whether or not they can keep up with the cost of living”; if so, is he satisfied that they currently can?”

    Yes, unless they are lazy sacks of shit. mortgage rates are still at record lows. the dollar is high meaning cheap imports. life is good.

    “Hon TAU HENARE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on inequality in New Zealand, and how do recent changes in trends compare to other countries?”

    there isnt enough inequality. not enough people are really cracking it and becoming super wealthy. no new businesses are reaching a big enough size to employ tons of people. we are too busy trying to redistribute wealth and make it hard on the “rich”.

    Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with BERL that “outside of dairy and forestry, export receipts have effectively flatlined since April 2009″ and that “The risks inherent in such a narrowing of our export base should be of concern to all”; if not, why not?”

    sorry shit head, in the biggest recession in generations, we arent peaking in all areas at once.

    didnt you go bust when we were booming?

    “Dr CAM CALDER to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What announcements has he made about the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative?”

    no whiteys allowed. fuck em.

    “Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government’s decisions?”

    just spit it out ya sniveling ginga. whats your real question?

    “PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister of Housing: What progress has he made with local government in securing Housing Accords under the legislation passed last year, and how are they increasing the supply and affordability of housing?”

    len brown sucks balls. too slow. they want to stock pile cash for train sets. they dont want to outlay money for infrastructure. they need a slap

    “Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: What was the original forecast cost for Health Benefits Limited and what is the revised forecast cost now, if any?”

    just retire old woman.

    “Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery: How much has the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority spent on legal fees in the last 3 years?”

    about 1/2000th of what you idiots want to spend in order to buy a few votes

    “DENIS O’ROURKE to the Minister of Transport: When will the Government provide a comprehensive and integrated land transport plan for New Zealand?”

    soon. fuck off.

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  3. RRM (10,017 comments) says:

    :lol: I’d vote for you Dime.

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  4. Ed Snack (1,927 comments) says:

    Yeah Dime, mostly good, but many businesses are increasing wages and salaries (except for the boss) at CPI or less, so a lot of people don’t feel any better off. I’m seeing that in my workplace, they’re making reasonable money but only really doing so by holding a tight lid on wages. High dollar hurts and helps, we export so it hurts our returns.

    So to a lot of people they hear about the recovery but don’t see it in their pockets.

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  5. dime (10,102 comments) says:

    Ed – we paid out bonuses last year.. worth about 6% of salary.. give or take.

    a lot of businesses have been hurting for 6-7 years now. yet at the first sign of a recovery they are meant to give pay increases?

    the real issue is high taxation due to high govt spending imho.

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  6. publicwatchdog (2,812 comments) says:

    Where’s Minster of Corruption Judith Collins’ ‘Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Legislation Bill’ – the passage of which is required before NZ can ratify the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC)?

    Penny Bright

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  7. G152 (385 comments) says:

    Sad to see a penny bright tarnish itself

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