Parliament 19 May 2015

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: How will Budget 2015 progress the Government’s commitment to manage the Government’s finances, while delivering better public services?
  2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that there is no housing crisis in Auckland in light of the fact the average Auckland house price has risen by $100,000 in the past year and the Reserve Bank says this is “increasing the risk of financial instability”?
  3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  4. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that “we believe the strong underlying economy and responsible fiscal management can deliver a surplus when the final Government accounts are published next October”?
  5. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister for ACC: What indicative reductions to ACC levies are signalled in Budget 2015?
  6. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  7. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for Social Development:How much in real terms has Government funding for Relationships Aotearoa changed since 2008?
  8. JONO NAYLOR to the Minister for Economic Development: What progress is the Government making in developing New Zealand’s ICT sector?
  9. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: What is the range of potential costs to the Government resulting from New Zealand’s current forecast for increasing net greenhouse gas emissions for the period 2021-2030, as reported in the Treasury’s climate change briefing dated 6 October 2014?
  10. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister for Building and Housing: What changes is the Government proposing to ensure New Zealand is more resilient to the significant risks we face from earthquakes?
  11. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  12. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by her statement that “it’s a priority for this term of Government that all New Zealanders benefit from the growing economy with a focus on children who are living in hardship”?

National: Four patsies on Budget 2015, ACC levies, ICT and earthquakes

Labour: Four questions on Auckland housing, surplus, Relationships Aotearoa and child poverty

Greens: Two questions on Pm standing by his statements and climate change

NZ First: Two questions, both being does the PM stand by all his statements

 Government Bills 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm

Environmental Reporting Bill – second reading continued

The bill provides for independent environmental reports in the areas of air, climate and atmosphere, freshwater, marine and land.

  • Introduced February 2014
  • 1st reading: March 2014, passed 78 to 41 with Labour and NZ First opposed
  • Select Committee report: March 2015, supported with amendments by the majority, minority views by Labour and Greens

The second reading debate has 4 speeches remaining of up to 10 minutes, so a maximum debate of 40 minutes.

Reserves and Other Lands Disposal Bill – second reading

The bill makes a number of changes to the status of parcels of land, land titles, and previous Reserves and Other Lands Disposal Acts.

  • Introduced: July 2008
  • 1st reading: March 2009, passed 113 to 9 with only Greens opposed
  • Select Committee report: September 2009, supported unanimously with amendments

The second reading debate has 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes, so a maximum debate of two hours.

Standards and Accreditation Bill – second reading

The bill amends and consolidates the law relating to standards and conformity assessment bodies “to ensure the New Zealand Standards and conformance system is viable, well-functioning, and meets the needs of business, regulators, and consumers into the foreseeable future.”

  • Introduced: July 2014
  • 1st reading: November 2014, passed unanimously
  • SC report: March 2015, supported with amendments with a minority report from Labour

Radio New Zealand Amendment Bill – second reading

The bill amends the Radio New Zealand Act 1995 to implement a new Radio New Zealand Charter

  • Introduced: June 2009
  • 1st reading: June 2009, passed unanimously
  • SC report: December 2009, supported without amendments with a minority report from Labour

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