Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori in Parliament

by Desk Editor on Friday, July 31, 2015 — 3:50 PM

MPs celebrate Maori Language Week; Winston Peters ejected from chamber on Tuesday; Government faces questions about TPP negotiations; Health and Safety Reform Bill passes second reading; ACT’s David Seymour goes AWOL on Wednesday night; NZ Flag Referendums Bill makes progress.

Questions and Answers – July 30

by Editor on Thursday, July 30, 2015 — 7:59 PM

Questions to Ministers

Health—Expenditure

1. Hon ANNETTE KING (Deputy Leader—Labour) to the Minister of Health: In light of his admission yesterday that health funding has not kept up with all inflationary pressures under this Government, how will the health budget absorb the increased cost of purchasing medicines that the Prime Minister has said is likely to result from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement? [click to continue…]

House Adjourns

by Editor on Thursday, July 30, 2015 — 5:56 PM

The House rose just before 6pm interrupting the set piece committee stage of the Appropriation (2015/16 Estimates) Bill. [click to continue…]

Parliament Today 30-07-15

by Desk Editor (Thursday, July 30, 2015 — 4:59 PM)

Opposition fails to prise details of TPPA from government ministers in last Question Time as negotiations enter final days.

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Health And Safety Bill Progresses

by Editor (Thursday, July 30, 2015 — 4:55 PM)

The second reading of new health and safety legislation has been completed with Labour withdrawing its support for the reform.

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Govt Priorities And Absent Members

by Editor (Thursday, July 30, 2015 — 2:26 PM)

When Parliament next sits the Government intends to give priority to the flag referendum bill and the Estimates Debate.

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Questions For Oral Answer July 30

by Editor (Thursday, July 30, 2015 — 11:37 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: In light of his admission yesterday that health funding has not kept up with all inflationary pressures under this Government, how will the health budget absorb the increased cost of purchasing medicines that the Prime Minister has said is likely to result from […]

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Health And Safety Bill To Be Debated

by Editor (Thursday, July 30, 2015 — 10:41 AM)

The Government has decided to give priority to health and safety legislation in Parliament this afternoon.

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House Rises, ACT MP AWOL

by Editor (Wednesday, July 29, 2015 — 10:20 PM)

There was some confusion about the whereabouts of ACT MP David Seymour in voting in Parliament this evening.

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Questions and Answers – July 29

by Editor (Wednesday, July 29, 2015 — 6:50 PM)

Questions to Ministers Economy—International Economic Developments 1. JAMI-LEE ROSS (National—Botany) to the Minister of Finance : How has the New Zealand economy been affected by recent international economic developments?

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TPP Negotiations Criticised by Opposition

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, July 29, 2015 — 4:43 PM)

Prime Minister under fire from Andrew Little & Winston Peters over TPP negotiations; Petition calling for the raising of CYF care age from 17 to 18 is presented to the Social Services Committee.

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Petition On A Petition Presented

by Editor (Wednesday, July 29, 2015 — 2:09 PM)

When Parliament resumed at 2pm a petition seeking an explanation for the rejection of an earlier petition was presented.

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Questions For Oral Answer July 29

by Editor (Wednesday, July 29, 2015 — 11:45 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Finance: How has the New Zealand economy been affected by recent international economic developments?

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Flag Bill Committee Stage To Proceed

by Editor (Wednesday, July 29, 2015 — 10:50 AM)

MPs will return to the national flag debate this afternoon.

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House Rises

by Editor (Tuesday, July 28, 2015 — 10:12 PM)

The House rose just before 10pm interrupting the set piece committee stage of the Appropriation (2015/16 Estimates) Bill.

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Questions and Answers – July 28

by Editor (Tuesday, July 28, 2015 — 6:22 PM)

Questions to Ministers Prime Minister—Overseas Buyers of Property 1. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by his statement that “I don’t want to ban foreigners from buying residential property”?

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Winston Peters & Caucus Walk Out

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, July 28, 2015 — 5:03 PM)

Winston Peters kicked out by Speaker, to which the entire New Zealand First caucus walk out in protest; David Parker complains about quality of minister’s answers; Andrew Little and John Key square off on issue of foreign property investors.

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