Urgency to Pass Two Budget Bills

by Desk Editor on Thursday, May 26, 2016 — 5:37 PM

Finance Minister, Bill English, delivers his eighth Budget. Opposition leader, Andrew Little, launches the 11-hour Budget debate with the now-traditional amendment calling on the House to support a no-confidence vote in John Key’s National-led minority government. Mister Key responds with a personal attack on the Opposition leader. Budget Debate adjourned after a couple of hours  for the Government to take urgency to pass two bills flowing from the Budget – phasing out the transitional one-for-two surrender obligation measure from the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme and amending the Customs and Excise Act 1996 to make four cumulative 10% increases to the duties on all tobacco products.

Budget Statement & Debate

by Desk Editor on Thursday, May 26, 2016 — 1:45 PM

Today (Thursday 26 May) after 2pm, the Minister of Finance Hon Bill English will deliver the 2016 Budget to the House of Representatives.
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Questions & Answers – May 25

by Desk Editor on Thursday, May 26, 2016 — 11:36 AM

Prime Minister—Statements

Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Leader—NZ First): This question is to the Prime Minister and asks: does he stand by all his statements—sorry: does he still stand by—[Interruption] Well, it is obvious—“still” being the operative word.

Mr SPEAKER: Order!

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Rurawhe’s Undersecretaries Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — 10:02 PM)

Adrian Rurawhe’s Official Information (Parliamentary Under-Secretaries) Amendment Bill has passed its second reading.

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Moroney’s Paid Leave Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — 6:32 PM)

Sue Moroney’s Parental Leave and Employment Protection (Six Months’ Paid Leave and Work Contact Hours) Amendment Bill has passed its second reading.

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Ministers Turn Focus to Budget 2016

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — 4:47 PM)

Tomorrow’s budget dominates questions to ministers; Prime Minister continues to face questions about housing from Labour leader Andrew Little; Health Committee hears evidence on petition calling for a ban on smoking in cars; Law and Order Committee receives petition calling on the Minister and Commissioner of Police to ensure a Police Officer be resident in […]

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Questions to Ministers – May 25

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — 12:52 PM)

Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he still stand by all his statements; if so, why?

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Ngāi Te Rangi & Ngā Pōtiki Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — 12:50 PM)

The Ngāi Te Rangi and Ngā Pōtiki Claims Settlement Bill has passed first reading and been referred to the Māori Affairs Committee.

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Questions & Answers – May 24

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — 11:31 AM)

Building and Housing, Minister—Confidence 1. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in his Minister for Building and Housing?

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Hineuru Settlement Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, May 25, 2016 — 11:26 AM)

The Hineuru Claims Settlement Bill has passed its second reading.

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Three Bills Pass Committee Stages

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, May 24, 2016 — 10:01 PM)

Three government bills have passed their committee stages this evening.

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Housing Shortage – Crisis or Not?

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, May 24, 2016 — 5:22 PM)

Budget Week begins with a Question Time dominated by the housing shortage as the Opposition tries unsuccessfully to get the prime minister to admit that it has reached crisis point. Building and Housing Minister, Nick Smith, attempts to get back at Labour with the help of patsy questions but overcooks his answer and is stopped […]

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House Divided Over Housing Crisis

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, May 24, 2016 — 3:52 PM)

Extended version of the Week in Parliament with additional material from Tuesday’s Question Time.

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Questions to Ministers – May 24

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, May 24, 2016 — 11:52 AM)

ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in his Minister for Building and Housing?

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Preview of Budget Week

by Desk Editor (Friday, May 20, 2016 — 1:15 PM)

Parliament resumes at 2pm on Tuesday. Deputy leader of the House, Simon Bridges, previews the week ahead, culminating in Bill English’s presentation on Thursday of his eighth Budget. Members day on Wednesday is likely to feature close votes on two Bills from Labour MPs. Another member’s bill, in the name of National’s list MP, Jian […]

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Access Radio Week in Parliament

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, May 17, 2016 — 12:20 PM)

Extended version of The Week in Parliament, presented by Tom Frewen & Reesh Lyon.

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TPPA Bill Up For Debate In House

by Desk Editor (Friday, May 13, 2016 — 4:55 PM)

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill passes first reading and is sent off to the Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade Committee; Three bill pass final readings: one extending the time that the Southern DHB is governed by a commissioner, the second amends the Building Act in relation to earthquake-prone buildings, and the third amends exiting tax […]

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