Central Agencies “Must Do Better”

by Desk Editor on Friday, November 21, 2014 — 12:58 PM

House and committee rooms remain quiet in the second week of a two week adjournment – but a report from the Finance and Expenditure Committee sees a top-level Government agency in the firing line.

PODCAST: Adjournment Week in Review

by Desk Editor on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 — 3:31 PM

A review of the past week in Parliament and a look back to happenings in the House prior to the two-week adjournment.

Reserve Bank Governor Quizzed on LVRs

by Desk Editor on Friday, November 14, 2014 — 12:13 PM

Finance and Expenditure Committee hears from Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler, delivering the Reserve Bank’s November Financial Stability Report.

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Petition on GM Foods & Crops

by Desk Editor (Friday, November 7, 2014 — 3:00 PM)

Primary Production Select Committee considers petition calling for labels on all foods containing genetically modified ingredients. Transport and Industrial Relations Committee hears submissions on the Health and Safety Reform Bill.

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Questions & Debate on National Security

by Desk Editor (Friday, November 7, 2014 — 1:25 PM)

Prospect of NZ’s military involvement in Middle East is a source of questions to Government ministers. Prime Minister delivers ministerial statement on national security. Ensuing debate features contributions from representatives of each political party. Paid Parental Leave Bill up for debate.

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Infectious Disease Controls Bill Debated

by Editor (Thursday, November 6, 2014 — 6:02 PM)

A bill which allows more control over those who pose risks due to infectious diseases has been sent to select committee with wide agreement.

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Questions and Answers – November 6

by Editor (Thursday, November 6, 2014 — 5:30 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Job Creation—Reports 1. DAVID BENNETT (National – Hamilton East) to the Minister for Economic Development: What reports has he received on job growth in the New Zealand economy?

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Government Intentions in Iraq Questioned

by Desk Editor (Thursday, November 6, 2014 — 4:19 PM)

Winston Peters has a go at Government about next year’s sitting programme. Questions about Government intentions in Middle East. Judith Collins throws her weight around in the select committee rooms.

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Sitting Programme Confirmed Despite Opposition

by Editor (Thursday, November 6, 2014 — 3:24 PM)

Parliament has approved the House’s sitting programme until the end of 2015 despite opposition from NZ First.

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House To Rise On December 10

by Editor (Thursday, November 6, 2014 — 2:20 PM)

Parliament will adjourn for the summer break on December 10.

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Questions For Oral Answer November 6

by Editor (Thursday, November 6, 2014 — 11:38 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister for Economic Development: What reports has he received on job growth in the New Zealand economy?

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Sitting Programme To Be Confirmed

by Editor (Thursday, November 6, 2014 — 10:40 AM)

MPs will vote on the proposed House sitting programme this afternoon.

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House Rises Debating Paid Parental Leave

by Editor (Wednesday, November 5, 2014 — 10:03 PM)

The House rose just before 10pm interrupting debate on the paid parental leave bill with it set to face defeat.

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Questions and Answers – November 5

by Editor (Wednesday, November 5, 2014 — 8:06 PM)

Questions to Ministers 1. Hon ANNETTE KING (Acting Deputy Leader—Labour) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by all his statements? Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): Yes.

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Statement & Debate on National Security

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, November 5, 2014 — 4:46 PM)

Prime Minister delivers ministerial statement on national security. Ensuing debate features contributions from representatives of each political party.

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Papers And Reports

by Editor (Wednesday, November 5, 2014 — 4:14 PM)

Following the Prime Minister’s ministerial statement on national security and speeches in reply, a number of documents were presented to the House.

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VIDEO: PM’s National Security Statement

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, November 5, 2014 — 3:20 PM)
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