Parliament 11 November 2015

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. TODD BARCLAY to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that building a more productive and competitive economy that supports jobs and higher incomes is one of the Government’s priorities?
  2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements regarding New Zealand-born Australian detainees?
  3. PAUL FOSTER-BELL to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: How is the Government encouraging New Zealand’s medical technology sector to grow and contribute to the economy?
  4. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement, “Well, you back the rapists…”?
  5. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Are health patients getting access to publicly funded health services as prescribed by their health professionals; if not, why not?
  6. JONO NAYLOR to the Minister for Social Housing: What reports has she received about the impact methamphetamine use is having on Housing New Zealand’s ability to house people in need?
  7. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by all his statements regarding Silver Fern Farms; if so, why?
  8. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler that there are increased risks to financial stability arising from the dairy and housing sectors?
  9. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Primary Industries: What recent reports has he received on the contribution of aquaculture to the Marlborough economy?
  10. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Is she confident that her Government is fully resourcing the Ministry of Education to provide quality support for schools and students?
  11. JAMES SHAW to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Does he stand by the Prime Minister’s statement that “New Zealand can hold its head up high when it comes to climate change”?
  12. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister for the Environment: What steps is he taking through the Resource Management Act 1991 process to support cycleways and to facilitate their design and construction as quickly and economically as possible?

National: Five questions on the economy, medical technology sector, Meth, aquaculture and cycleways

Labour: Four questions Australian detainees, health services, financial stability and the Ministry of Education

Greens: Two questions on Australian detainees and climate change

NZ First: One question on Silver Fenr Farms

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

Electricity Industry (Small-Scale Renewable Distributed Generation) Amendment Bill – first reading continued

This bill is intended to break down existing barriers and provide a fair regime for small-scale renewable electricity generators to encourage greater renewable distributed generation and to help New Zealand in meeting the goal of 90% renewable electricity by 2025. It is in the name of Green MP Gareth Hughes.

  • 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. There are seven speeches remaining.

Social Security (Pathway to Work) Amendment Bill – first reading

This bill removes the disincentives to engage in part-time work by lifting the threshold of how much persons can earn before their benefit is reduced by abatement rates. It is in the name of Labour MP Carmel Sepuloni.

  • Introduced: September 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.

Climate Change (Divestment from Fossil Fuels) Bill – first reading

This bill would direct public fund managers to divest from companies directly involved in the exploration, mining, and production of fossil fuels.. It is in the name of Green MP James Shaw.

  • Introduced: September 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. There are seven speeches remaining.

Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Amendment Bill – first reading

This bill amends the Telecommunications (Interception Capability and Security) Act 2013, establishing a Technical Advisory Board to which matters must be referred in instances where the Minister will be required to exercise his or her discretion or prescribe an additional area of specified security interest.. It is in the name of Labour MP Clare Curran.

  • Introduced: September 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. There are seven speeches remaining.

Affordable Healthcare Bill – first reading

The bill’s purpose is to encourage people to contribute to their own healthcare costs in a way that is consistent with supporting the public health system. It also 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.. 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. There are seven speeches remaining.

 

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