Parliament Today 25 June 2014

June 25th, 2014 at 12:35 pm by Jordan.M

Questions for Oral Answer.

Questions to Ministers 2.00PM-3.00PM.

  1. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he accept inequality, including asset inequality, is increasing in New Zealand?
  2. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  3. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Finance: As part of its wider economic programme, what progress is the Government making in dealing with the most challenging social issues facing New Zealand families and children?
  4. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does Budget 2014 show the full effect of revenue cuts and expenditure that the National Government expects over the next four years?
  5. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister of Corrections: What progress has the Government made in reducing reoffending rates for prisoners?
  6. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: What recent action, if any, has he taken to find the leak of information relating to Health Benefits Limited?
  7. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources:What reports has he received on likely future support for oil and gas development in New Zealand?
  8. BRENDAN HORAN to the Minister of Transport: Can he assure the people of Tauranga that the Hairini Link project will include four-laning from the Cameron Road intersection to the Maungatapu and Hairini roundabouts; if not, why not?
  9. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister of Conservation: Have any commercial logging operations started on conservation land since the Department of Conservation was established in 1987?
  10. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Is she satisfied that the $359 million Investing in Educational Success Programme is the most effective way to invest that money to lift student achievement; if so, why?
  11. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister for Courts: What recent announcements has he made on work to modernise and improve specialist courts and tribunals?
  12. MOANA MACKEY to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Does he agree with reported moves by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to build an alliance with like-minded countries to dismantle carbon pricing initiatives and undermine recent efforts by United States President, Barack Obama, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and if not, will he rule out his Government joining such an alliance at any point in the future?

Today Labour are asking about inequality, revenue cuts and expenditure of the government, savings in the health budget, investment in education, and carbon pricing. The Greens are asking whether the Prime Minister stands by all his statements, and logging operations on DOC land. Brendan Horan is asking about a road. Yes, a road.

Patsy of the day goes to Scott Simpson for Question 5: What progress has the Government made in reducing reoffending rates for prisoners?

General Debate 3.00PM-4.00PM

An informative and entertaining debate of 12 speeches of no more than 5 minutes each.

Private and Members Bills 4.00PM-6.00PM and 7.30PM-10.00PM

1. Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust Bill – First Reading

2. Summary Offences (Possession of Hand-held Lasers) Amendment Bill – First Reading

3. Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill – First Reading

The Arts Centre of Christchurch Trust Bill is a Private Bill being guided through the house by the Member for Christchurch Central, Nicky Wagner. This bill reflects the local, national, and international heritage significance of the Arts Centre. It is intended to provide legal foundations for the trust board to continue to be able to respond to, and recover from, the impact of the earthquakes.

The Summary Offences (Possession of Hand-held Lasers) Amendment Bill is a Members’ Bill being guided through the house by a National List MP, Dr Cam Calder. This bill proposes amendments to make it an offence for a person to have in his or her possession a hand-held laser, without reasonable excuse.

The Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave) Amendment Bill is a Members’ Bill being guided through the house by a Labour List MP, Sue Moroney. The purpose of this bill is to extend paid parental leave to 26 weeks.

 

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10 Responses to “Parliament Today 25 June 2014”

  1. Manolo (13,735 comments) says:

    Re: Question 1. It is getting more difficult to distinguish between socialist Labour and communist Green parties, comrades who aspire to live in a society where misery is equally spread, except for the ruling elites (themselves).

    We are not born equal, so inevitably inequality will arise. As far as I am concerned, vive la différence.

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  2. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    Allow Prime Minister Dime to have a crack at these:

    “Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he accept inequality, including asset inequality, is increasing in New Zealand?”

    Yes, but not quickly enough. The lazy and the solo parent breeders are keeping us down.

    “METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?”

    Spit it out fatty, what ya wanna know? i can tell you one statement i stand by – your jacket doesnt suit you and you look ridiculous. nothing to do with you being maori either. the other day i saw this hot maori chick in a suit… but i digress

    “Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister of Finance: Does Budget 2014 show the full effect of revenue cuts and expenditure that the National Government expects over the next four years?”

    yes. now you answer me this – how long has that poor woman been stuck in the well in your basement?

    “Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: What recent action, if any, has he taken to find the leak of information relating to Health Benefits Limited?”

    god youre boring. next.

    “Can he assure the people of Tauranga that the Hairini Link project will include four-laning from the Cameron Road intersection to the Maungatapu and Hairini roundabouts; if not, why not?”

    how about i BET you 2 grand that it will? you up for it? come on! you dont need to pay the mortgage!

    “EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister of Conservation: Have any commercial logging operations started on conservation land since the Department of Conservation was established in 1987?”

    we are logging the fuck out of some land. i have this coffee table at home, came from a 200 year old kauri. we slashed the bastard down last year.

    “CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Is she satisfied that the $359 million Investing in Educational Success Programme is the most effective way to invest that money to lift student achievement; if so, why?”

    its called the educational success programme for a reason my soulless ginga friend!

    “MOANA MACKEY to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Does he agree with reported moves by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to build an alliance with like-minded countries to dismantle carbon pricing initiatives and undermine recent efforts by United States President, Barack Obama, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and if not, will he rule out his Government joining such an alliance at any point in the future?”

    Fuck yes we agree. Fuck no we wont rule it out. Ive been blowing up their phones all week trying to get an invite!

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  3. ciaron (1,431 comments) says:

    Dime, have you considered making your services available to Colin Craig?

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  4. RRM (9,915 comments) says:

    1 – Equality of outcome may be changing, but equality of opportunity remains pretty much the same.

    2- Yes. Well done, you almost got me there.

    3 – Anything about school or health spending would do.

    4 – Yes, unlike the labour party we do indeed think quite a lot about how much money is going to come in to pay for all these spending promises.

    5 – Some stats type answer about how it’s X% better than last year.

    6 – Absolutely none! I’ve been too busy reducing waiting times for cancer treatment! You know, taking care of the health of New Zealanders! Stuff like that. Rather than fucking around with peripheral, meaningless shit.

    7 – Several giant oil producers are climbing over each other in their eagerness to pay us a FUCKLOAD of money for the privilege of drilling a few small wells.

    8 – I wouldn’t have a fucking clue mate, we have an engine room full of designers and technical people to sort out detail matters like that.

    9 – Probably. I like the way you say “conservation land” like it’s all pristine rainforest. One day I’ll learn to be as casually dishonest as you, and then there will be no end to what I can accomplish, BWUUU-HUU-HUU-HUU-HAA-AAH-AAH-AAH-AAH-AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    10 – Yes, it’s got to be better than spending it on a few more policy analysts which is all labour has ever done.

    11 – Some stats type answer about how it’s X% better than a year ago.

    12 – Yes, and no. Boom. Take that, you dope-smoking, air-head hippie child. New Zealanders pay plenty of tax already, they don’t need to pay even more.

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  5. dime (9,972 comments) says:

    “Dime, have you considered making your services available to Colin Craig?”

    he reckons ive got me one of those smart mouths :(

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  6. ciaron (1,431 comments) says:

    Well, he might need to pull the language back a smidge, but he could definitely learn something from the smack down goodness.

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  7. Steve (North Shore) (4,559 comments) says:

    Brilliant Dime, especially Eugenie Sage’s question

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  8. OneTrack (3,088 comments) says:

    “Does he accept inequality, including asset inequality, is increasing in New Zealand?”

    For God’s sake, this guy is an idiot. What does he really think question time is for? It’s not this.

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  9. Rich Prick (1,699 comments) says:

    Dime, I do love your work on this shit. I bet Key would prefer to say “oh just fuck off you silly bint/cock” to every question.

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  10. J Bloggs (241 comments) says:

    So…what was Winnie asking about the passport for?

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