Questions and Answers – April 17

by Editor on Thursday, April 17, 2014 — 6:32 PM

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS

Transport—Prime Minister’s Statements

1. DENIS O’ROURKE (NZ First) to the Minister of Transport: Does he agree with all of the Prime Minister’s statements concerning transport?

Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE (Associate Minister of Transport) on behalf of the Minister of Transport: Yes. [click to continue…]

Welfare Fraud Bill Passes

by Editor on Thursday, April 17, 2014 — 5:07 PM

Partners of those who commit welfare fraud could be held culpable for the offending after a bill passed its third reading today. [click to continue…]

Submissions on Tobacco Plain Packaging

by Desk Editor on Thursday, April 17, 2014 — 5:05 PM

Submissions on Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill. Maori Affairs Committee briefed on New Zealanders living in Australia.

Ministers Collins & Bridges Under Fire

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 17, 2014 — 4:32 PM)

Week dominated by questions about Judith Collins’ alleged conflict of interest in meeting a Chinese border official. Questions also to Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges from Greens co-leader Russel Norman.

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Govt Questioned on NZer Killed in Yemen

by Desk Editor (Thursday, April 17, 2014 — 4:27 PM)

Government faces questions about asset sales + New Zealander killed by drone strike in Yemen. Grant Robertson and Judith Collins’ fracas continues.

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Veterans And Victims To Be Priority

by Editor (Thursday, April 17, 2014 — 2:20 PM)

After a two week adjournment, the Government intends to give priority to the Veterans’ Support Bill, Deputy Leader of the House Anne Tolley said today.

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Welfare Fraud Bill Set To Pass

by Editor (Thursday, April 17, 2014 — 1:03 PM)

A bill which widens welfare fraud to include partners of those committing it, is set to pass into law this afternoon.

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Questions For Oral Answer April 17

by Editor (Thursday, April 17, 2014 — 11:51 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. DENIS O’ROURKE to the Minister of Transport: Does he agree with all of the Prime Minister’s statements concerning transport?

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Treaty Bills Under Extended Hours

by Editor (Thursday, April 17, 2014 — 9:08 AM)

Parliament sat this morning under extended hours provisions.

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House Rises Debating Justice Bills

by Editor (Wednesday, April 16, 2014 — 10:00 PM)

MPs worked their way through the committee stage debates on a number of justice bills this evening.

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Questions and Answers – April 16

by Editor (Wednesday, April 16, 2014 — 6:46 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Justice, Minister—Confidence 1. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in the Hon Judith Collins and her handling of her relationship with Oravida Ltd?

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MP Seeks Transgender Amendment In Statutes Bill

by Editor (Wednesday, April 16, 2014 — 5:19 PM)

An MP has sought to include an amendment to the Human Rights Act covering discrimination against transgender people into the Statutes Amendment Bill.

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Opposition Continues to Hound Collins

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, April 16, 2014 — 4:53 PM)

Judith Collins can’t duck away from questions in the House. Opposition to plain packaging of cigarettes draws accusations of tobacco company cronyism.

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Reports Presented

by Editor (Wednesday, April 16, 2014 — 2:13 PM)

The report of the Minister for the Environment on the operation of the Ozone Layer Protection Act was presented when Parliament sat at 2pm.

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Questions For Oral Answer – April 16

by Editor (Wednesday, April 16, 2014 — 12:01 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in the Hon Judith Collins and her handling of her relationship with Oravida Ltd?

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Justice Bills Dominate

by Editor (Wednesday, April 16, 2014 — 10:42 AM)

MPs will debate the committee stages of a number of justice related bills when Parliament sits today.

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Slave Fishing Boat Exemption To Be Removed

by Editor (Tuesday, April 15, 2014 — 10:05 PM)

The Govt has decided to remove exemptions allowing “slave” fishing boats to work in New Zealand waters.

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