Parliament 24 September 2015

The order paper is here (yesterday’s).

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: What responsibility, if any, does he take for a lack of access to health services for New Zealanders?
  2. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister of Finance: How many more jobs have been created in New Zealand since the economy started recovering from the global financial crisis?
  3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Defence: Does he regard all expenditure within Defence as being of high value?
  4. JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by her answer to written question 10747 (2015) that “Neither the Ministry nor myself are aware of Serco staff ever visiting any Child, Youth and Family site”?
  5. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Revenue: Does he agree with the New Zealand Law Society that “This bright line test is a bad idea and shouldn’t be enacted as in our view it will be ineffective in meeting the stated policy objective”?
  6. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister for Social Development: What recent reports has she received regarding the state of Child, Youth and Family?
  7. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Local Government: How much has been spent on the Rules Reduction Taskforce in total?
  8. SIMON O’CONNOR to the Minister of Health: Can he confirm that a record 542,000 patients received a first specialist assessment in the last 12 months, and that a record 167,000 patients received an elective surgery operation?
  9. DARROCH BALL to the Minister for Social Development: Did Serco visit the South Auckland Youth Justice facility, Korowai Manaaki, due to any issues identified at that residence?
  10. MOJO MATHERS to the Minister of Broadcasting: Does she think it’s acceptable that hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders who live with hearing loss are unable to access the TV commentary for any Rugby World Cup games because we do not have mandatory captioning requirements in this country?
  11. SUE MORONEY to the Minister for ACC: Does she stand by her decision to change to the risk rating model for ACC motor vehicle levies that has resulted in 115,000 vehicles being reclassified in the first 3 days?
  12. TODD MULLER to the Minister of Conservation: What recent announcements has she made about boosting community pest control?

National: Four questions on the economy, CYF, surgical assessments and pest control

Labour: Four questions on health services, tax on housing, Rules Reduction Taskforce and ACC

Greens: Two questions on Serco and TV captioning

NZ First: Two questions on sefence spending and Serco

Government Bills 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Environmental Reporting Bill – third reading

 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
  • 2nd reading: May 2015, passed 61 to 60 with Labour, Greens, NZ First and Maori Party opposed
  • Committee of the whole House: June 2015, passed 63 to 58 with Labour, Greens and NZ First opposed

The third reading consist of 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes each, for a maximum debate of two hours.

Standards and Accreditation Bill – third 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
  • 2nd reading: May 2015, passed 61-60 with Labour, Greens, NZ First and Maori Party against
  • Committee of the whole House: July 2015, passed 61-60 with Labour, Greens, NZ First and Maori Party against

The third reading consist of 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes each, for a maximum debate of two hours.

New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Bill – third reading

The bill amends the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Act 2011 to facilitate the efficient and effective investment of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund by allowing the Guardians to control entities formed for the purpose of holding, facilitating, or managing the investments of the Fund.

  • Introduced: November 2013
  • 1st reading: March 2014, passed unanimously
  • SC report: July 2014, supported with amendments without dissent
  • 2nd reading: May 2015, passed 101-13 with Greens against
  • Committee of the whole House: June 2015, passed unanimously

The third reading consist of 12 speeches of up to 10 minutes each, for a maximum debate of two hours.

Note the bill has been divided into two bills – the New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income Amendment Bill and the Taxation (New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income) Bill.

 

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