Parliament 2 December 2015

The order paper is here.

Oral Questions 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

  1. RON MARK to the Minister of Immigration: Is he aware of agents in India blatantly promoting student visas in New Zealand as a pathway to residence?
  2. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that one of the Government’s key priorities “is to deliver better public services”; if so, what steps is the Government taking to help achieve this?
  3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in his Minister for Economic Development, given that the economy is shrinking on a per person basis?
  4. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister for Economic Development:What is the Government doing to encourage investment, jobs and growth in regions like the West Coast?
  5. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: What recent reports has he received on access to affordable pharmaceuticals for New Zealanders?
  6. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “It makes no sense to be calling for emissions reductions on one hand, while subsidising emissions on the other”?
  7. MELISSA LEE to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements have been made regarding the Government’s investment in education infrastructure?
  8. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery: Does he agree with the Treasury assessment of the anchor projects in Christchurch that “it is highly likely that additional funding will be needed to finish the programme” and that “this means increasing funding would require significant compromise of other investment initiatives”?
  9. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister of Police: How is the Police using new technology to help victims of family violence in New Zealand?
  10. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for the Environment: Does he stand by all his statements?
  11. STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: Does he think that a 47.6 percent resolution rate for reported sexual assault crimes is acceptable; if so, why?
  12. TODD BARCLAY to the Minister of Transport: What progress has the Government made on its commitment to replace the Kawarau Falls Bridge in Queenstown?

National: Five questions on better public services, West Coast, education infrastructure, family violence and Queenstown.

Labour: Four questions on economic development, pharmaceuticals, Christchurch and sexual assault crimes

Greens: One question on climate change

NZ First: Two questions on student visas and Environment Minister standing by his statements

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

Affordable Healthcare Bill – first reading continued

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 is one speech remaining.

Education (Restoration of Democracy to University Councils) Amendment Bill – first reading

This bill would repeal recent amendments to the Education Act 1989 removing the requirement for democratic elections and student representatives on Tertiary Institution Councils, and ensures students are represented in the governing of their tertiary institutions by democratically elected representatives. It is in the name of Labour MP David Cunliffe.

  • Introduced: October 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.

Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration (Preventing Name Change by Child Sex Offenders) Amendment Bill – first reading

The purpose of this bill is to protect vulnerable members of society from child sex offenders by preventing those individuals convicted of a child sex offence from changing their name. It is in the name of National MP Dr Jian Yang

  • Introduced: October 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.

Electricity Transparency Bill – first reading

This Bill amends the Electricity Industry Act 2010 to require that every electricity bill sent to domestic consumers includes a list itemising and attaching a percentage to the different components comprising the bill. It is in the name of Labour MP David Shearer.

  • Introduced: October 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.

Commerce (Supermarket Adjudicator and Code of Conduct) Amendment Bill – first reading

This bill amends the Commerce Act 1986 to require that a supermarket adjudicator is established, to resolve disputes between supermarkets and suppliers. It is in the name of Green MP Mojo Mathers.

  • Introduced: October 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.

Oaths and Declarations (Endorsing the Principles of the Treaty of Waitangi) Amendment Bill – first reading

The purpose of this bill is to ensure that a person taking any oath set out in statute may, in addition to the words of the oath, elect to state that they will perform their duties in accordance with the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. It is in the name of Maori Party MP Marama Fox.

  • Introduced: November 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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