Parliament Begins With Tributes To Mandela

by Editor on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 — 2:45 PM

A motion expressing Parliament’s sorrow at the death of Nelson Mandela was passed when the House sat at 2pm.

A large number of papers were presented by ministers, including:

New Zealand Treaty Series, Protocol on Investment to the New Zealand – Australia Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (A.652)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Cook Islands concerning the Delimitation of the Maritime Boundaries between Tokelau and the Cook Islands (A.651)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Acquisition and Cross-servicing Agreement (US-NZ-02) between the Department of Defense of the United States of America and the New Zealand Defence Force of 6 November 2012 (A.650)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Republic of Korea on Antarctic Cooperation (A.649)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Exchange of letters constituting an Agreement to Amend the Agreement between New Zealand and Japan for Air Services (A.648)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development on Privileges and Immunities of the Organisation in New Zealand (A.647)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between New Zealand and the Swiss Confederation in Sanitary Measures Applicable to Trade in Live Animals and Animal Products (A.646)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between New Zealand and the Slovak Republic on a Working Holiday Scheme (A.645)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Canada on Air Transport (A.644)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Cayman Islands on the Exchange of Information with Respect to Taxes (A.643)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Cook Islands on the Exchange of Information with Respect to Taxes (A.642)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Italian Republic regarding the employment of co-habiting dependants of diplomatic, consular and technical/administrative personnel (A.641)

Three Auditor-General’s reports were presented

Department of Corrections: Managing offenders to reduce reoffending

Central government: Results of the 2012/13 audits (Volume 1)

Public entities in the social sector: Our audit work

A number of select committee reports were tabled, including the:

2012/13 financial review of the Ministry of Transport and non-departmental appropriations for Vote Transport by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

2012/13 financial review of the New Zealand Customs Service by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

Briefing from the Ambassador of Georgia by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

Briefing from the grain and seed industry by the Primary Production Committee

Briefing on the 2013 Balance Farm Environment Awards by the Primary Production Committee

Briefing on the External Review of Maternity Care in the Counties Manukau District by the Health Committee

Petition 2008/134 of Allen Hair and 236 others by the Commerce Committee

Petition 2011/32 of Simon Boxer on behalf of Greenpeace New Zealand by the Local Government and Environment Committee

Petition 2011/42 of R E Hill by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

Petition 2011/56 of Henry Work on behalf of the Committee of International Retirees by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

Petition 2011/70 of Suzanne Hubball by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

2012/13 financial review of non-departmental appropriations for Vote Education and Vote Science and Innovation by the Education and Science Committee

2012/13 financial review of the Education Review Office by the Education and Science Committee

2012/13 financial review of the Ministry of Education by the Education and Science Committee

Briefing on Health Workforce New Zealand work programme by the Health Committee

Briefing on New Zealand Health Innovation Hub by the Health Committee

Petition 2011/24 of Tracey Marceau on behalf of Christie’s Law Group and 58,000 others by the Law and Order Committee

Petition 2011/69 of Ravi Vas Vahora by the Health Committee

The Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Bill was introduced and MPs began Question Time.
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