Parliament 14 October 2015

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that the Government’s top fiscal priority is “returning to surplus this year and maintaining surpluses in the future”?
  2. MARAMA FOX to the Prime Minister: Is he concerned about the alleged human rights abuses being perpetrated on detainees in offshore processing centres in Australia; if so, what does he intend to do to seek assurances from Malcolm Turnbull that the human rights of New Zealanders who are currently detained on Christmas Island are maintained and upheld?
  3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in the Minister for Social Development?
  4. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister for Economic Development:What is the Government doing to encourage investment and growth in the New Zealand economy?
  5. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement?
  6. SIMON O’CONNOR to the Minister of Health: What impact will the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement have on New Zealand’s public health system?
  7. Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement, “That’s really a matter for them”, when asked whether he was concerned about any of the United Nations Permanent Five members bombing Syria without a UN mandate?
  8. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: What is the dollar amount of gross and net core Crown debt and by how much have these grown since he became Minister?
  9. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Primary Industries: What reports has he received on how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will benefit New Zealand’s dairy industry?
  10. IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Was he advised by officials that agriculture was in the highest risk category, and dairy cattle farming in the second highest, when determining which industries should have health and safety representatives; if so, why did he remove them from the list?
  11. FLETCHER TABUTEAU to the Minister for Economic Development: How would the Trans-Pacific Partnership help regional New Zealand?
  12. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister for the Environment: What reports has he received on the environmental components of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and how do these compare with other free-trade agreements entered into by New Zealand?

National: Five questions on the surplus, the economy, TPP x 3

Labour: Four questions on confidence of Social Development Minister, TPP, crown debt and workplace safety

Greens: One question on Syria

NZ First: One question on TPP

Maori Party: One question on Australian deportations

General Debate 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm

The general debate is 12 speeches of up to five minutes each for a debate of an hour.

Members’ Bills 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm and 7.30 pm to 10.00 pm

Education (Charter Schools Curriculum) Amendment Bill – first reading

This bill would requiring partnership schools kura hourua (“charter schools”) to teach the NZ curriculum. It is in the name of Labour MP Phil Goff.

  • Introduced July 2015

The first reading consists of 11 speeches, with two speeches of up to 10 minutes nine other speeches (including a right of reply) have up to five minutes each each so the debate is a maximum of 65 minutes.

Social Workers Registration (Mandatory Registration) Amendment Bill – first reading

This bill implements recommendations made to the Minister for Social Development by the Social Workers Registration Board to provide for the current voluntary system of registration for practising social workers to become a mandatory system. It is in the name of Labour MP Carmel Sepuloni.

  • Introduced July 2015

The first reading consists of 11 speeches, with two speeches of up to 10 minutes nine other speeches (including a right of reply) have up to five minutes each each so the debate is a maximum of 65 minutes.

Official Information (Parliamentary Under-Secretaries) Amendment Bill – first reading

This bill would ensure that information held by Parliamentary Under-Secretaries in their official capacity is official information, and subject to the Official Information Act 1982. It is in the name of Labour MP Adrian Rurawhe

  • Introduced July 2015

The first reading consists of 11 speeches, with two speeches of up to 10 minutes nine other speeches (including a right of reply) have up to five minutes each each so the debate is a maximum of 65 minutes.

Affordable Healthcare Bill – first reading

This bill makes health insurance a requirement for Parent Category visa applications. It proposes to require Parent Category migrants to have health insurance on arrival and to maintain it in New Zealand for 10 years; remove fringe benefit tax from health insurance; and introduce the SuperGold health insurance premium rebate of $500 off medical insurance. It is in the name of NZ First MP Winston Peters.

  • Introduced August 2015

The first reading consists of 11 speeches, with two speeches of up to 10 minutes nine other speeches (including a right of reply) have up to five minutes each each so the debate is a maximum of 65 minutes.

Keep Kiwibank Bill – first reading

This bill would require any proposal to partly or wholly privatise Kiwibank to gain the support of 75% of all members of the House of Representatives or, alternatively, the support of a majority of voters in a referendum, in order to lawfully proceed. It is in the name of Labour MP Clayton Cosgrove.

  • Introduced August 2015

The first reading consists of 11 speeches, with two speeches of up to 10 minutes nine other speeches (including a right of reply) have up to five minutes each each so the debate is a maximum of 65 minutes.

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