Harmful Digital Comms Bill Passed

by Desk Editor on Friday, July 3, 2015 — 3:16 PM

A good week for Port Chalmers Bowling Club; Harmful Digital Communications Bill passes final reading, with some Green MPs crossing the floor to vote against it; Tributes to retiring Clerk of the House Mary Harris.

Evidence Bill Progresses And House Rises

by Editor on Thursday, July 2, 2015 — 5:22 PM

A bill intended to make it easier for vulnerable people to give evidence in court has been sent to select committee. [click to continue…]

Questions and Answers – July 2

by Editor on Thursday, July 2, 2015 — 5:10 PM

Questions to Ministers

Economy—Reports

1. Dr SHANE RETI (National—Whangarei) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on the international economy and its effect on New Zealand’s economy? [click to continue…]

Joyce & Robertson Clash on Dairy Prices

by Desk Editor (Thursday, July 2, 2015 — 4:30 PM)

Steven Joyce and Grant Robertson go head to head on dairy prices; Tracey Martin and Ron Mark exercise their leadership skills; Simon Bridges runs into trouble with the Speaker.

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Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill Progresses

by Editor (Thursday, July 2, 2015 — 3:47 PM)

The first reading of the Subordinate Legislation Confirmation Bill was completed on a voice vote.

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Budget Debate To Be Given Priority

by Editor (Thursday, July 2, 2015 — 2:11 PM)

The Government will seek to make progress on Budget legislation when Parliament resumes after a coming two week adjournment.

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Questions For Oral Answer July 2

by Editor (Thursday, July 2, 2015 — 11:38 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the international economy and its effect on New Zealand’s economy?

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Judicial Conduct Commissioner To Be Appointed

by Editor (Thursday, July 2, 2015 — 10:50 AM)

MPs will appoint the Judicial Conduct Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner when the House sits today.

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House Rises

by Editor (Wednesday, July 1, 2015 — 9:59 PM)

The House rose just before 10pm interrupting the committee stage of the Radio New Zealand Amendment Bill.

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Questions and Answers – July 1

by Editor (Wednesday, July 1, 2015 — 6:08 PM)

Questions to Ministers Social Bonds Programme—Spending Hon ANNETTE KING (Deputy Leader—Labour): My question is to the Minister of Health. How much has been spent by the Government on the Social Bonds Pilot to date?

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Some Controversy Over Non-Controversial Bill

by Editor (Wednesday, July 1, 2015 — 5:53 PM)

A supposedly non-controversial bill on reserve lands managed to continue to cause controversy as it moved through its committee stage.

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Murky Issue of Swamp Kauri Probed

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, July 1, 2015 — 5:08 PM)

Things get murky when the Government faces questions about Swamp Kauri; Sir Alan Mark presents petition calling for cross party action on climate change.

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Retiring Clerk Honoured

by Editor (Wednesday, July 1, 2015 — 2:35 PM)

When Parliament resumed at 2pm Prime Minister John Key moved a motion paying tribute to the retiring Clerk of the House Mary Harris.

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Committee Stage Debates For Some Older Bills

by Editor (Wednesday, July 1, 2015 — 1:05 PM)

Two bills which have been around for more than six years will get their committee stage debates today.

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Second Readings Of Treaty Bills Completed

by Editor (Wednesday, July 1, 2015 — 12:56 PM)

The second readings of the Te Hiku Claims Settlement Bill , the Te Kawerau ā Maki Claims Settlement Bill , and the Hawke’s Bay Regional Planning Committee Bill all completed their second readings on a voice vote.

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Questions For Oral Answer July 1

by Editor (Wednesday, July 1, 2015 — 12:18 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: How much has been spent by the Government on the Social Bonds Programme to date?

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Parliament To Sit Under Extended Hours

by Editor (Wednesday, July 1, 2015 — 12:08 AM)

Parliament will sit at 9am today under extended hours provisions.

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