Debate on Iraq Military Deployment

by Desk Editor on Friday, February 27, 2015 — 2:05 PM

MPs debate the Prime Minister’s decision to commit military to Iraq, with the Government blocking Opposition attempts to force a vote on the matter.

House Rises

by Editor on Thursday, February 26, 2015 — 6:18 PM

House rose at 6pm interrupting the first reading debate on the Drug and Alcohol Testing of Community-based Offenders and Bailees Legislation Bill. [click to continue…]

Questions and Answers – February 26

by Editor on Thursday, February 26, 2015 — 5:36 PM

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Economy—Progress 1. IAN McKELVIE (National—Rangitīkei) to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making in building a more competitive and productive economy as one of its priorities for this term of Parliament? [click to continue…]

Questions for Primary Industries Minister

by Desk Editor (Thursday, February 26, 2015 — 5:09 PM)

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy faces questions from Labour’s Damien O’Connor. NZ on Air bosses front up before Commerce Committee.

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EEZ Remedial Bill Progresses

by Editor (Thursday, February 26, 2015 — 5:02 PM)

A bill allowing the Maui gas field to continue operating while its marine consent is being considered has been sent to select committee for consideration.

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Weathertight Homes Bill To Get Priority

by Editor (Thursday, February 26, 2015 — 2:20 PM)

After next week’s adjournment the Government would seek to make progress on its legislation when the House sits on March 10.

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Questions For Oral Answer February 26

by Editor (Thursday, February 26, 2015 — 11:42 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. IAN McKELVIE to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making in building a more competitive and productive economy as one of its priorities for this term of Parliament?

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EEZ Bill To Be Debated

by Editor (Thursday, February 26, 2015 — 10:45 AM)

MPs will debate legislation concerning the Exclusive Economic Zone and the Maui gas field when Parliament sits today.

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Govt Indicates Support For NZ First Bill

by Editor (Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — 10:01 PM)

The House rose at 10pm interrupting the second reading debate of the Social Security (Clothing Allowances for Orphans and Unsupported Children) Amendment Bill.

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Judges Pecuniary Interests Bill Voted Down

by Editor (Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — 9:10 PM)

A bill relating to judges pecuniary interests has been discharged.

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Paid Parental Leave Bill Discharged

by Editor (Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — 8:08 PM)

A Labour MP’s paid parental leave bill has been voted down and during the debate the Government indicated it would be introducing a reform bill on the subject later this year.

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Questions and Answers – February 25

by Editor (Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — 5:54 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Prime Minister—Statement on Deployment of Defence Force to Iraq 1. METIRIA TUREI (Co-Leader—Green) to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement “Get some guts and join the right side”? Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): Absolutely I do.

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First General Debate of 2015

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — 5:04 PM)

First General Debate of the year kicked off by Andrew Little. Mr Little and Metiria Turei put questions to the Prime Minister. Prime Minister of the Cook Islands makes  submission on the Social Assistance (Portability to Cook Islands, Niue, and Tokelau) Bill.

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Prostitution By-Law Bill Discharged

by Editor (Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — 4:55 PM)

A long debated bill concerning by-laws and prostitution in South Auckland has been voted down.

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Questions For Oral Answer February 25

by Editor (Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — 11:41 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement “Get some guts and join the right side”?

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Prostitution And Paid Parental Leave

by Editor (Wednesday, February 25, 2015 — 11:01 AM)

The first General Debate and Members’ Day will be held today including two contentious bills.

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Objectionable Publications Bill Progresses

by Editor (Tuesday, February 24, 2015 — 10:05 PM)

The second reading of the Objectionable Publications and Indecency Legislation Bill was completed this evening.

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