Parliament Kicks Off For The 51st Time

by Desk Editor on Friday, October 24, 2014 — 2:16 PM

51st Parliament kicks off with Commission and State Openings. David Carter beats Ron Mark in vote for Speaker. Employment Relations Bill gets an airing. PM questioned about links to WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater. Speaker rules one of the PM’s answers was inadequate.

Speaker Questions PM’s Slater Sidestep

by Desk Editor on Friday, October 24, 2014 — 7:30 AM

Speaker David Carter gives the prime minister something to think about over the weekend after ruling that one of his answers to Russel Norman’s questions about links with Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater was not good enough. Conservation Minister Maggie Barry gives House a free science lesson.

Maidens And The ERA

by Editor on Thursday, October 23, 2014 — 5:58 PM

Following Question Time MPs resumed the Address in Reply debate.

A number of NZ First MPs made their maiden speeches; Fletcher Tabuteau, Clayton Mitchell, Darroch Ball and Mahesh Bindra. [click to continue…]

Questions and Answers – October 23

by Editor (Thursday, October 23, 2014 — 5:51 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Economic Programme—Policies 1. JAMI-LEE ROSS (National—Botany) to the Minister of Finance: What measures is the Government taking to help the New Zealand economy become more productive and competitive?

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Speaker’s Ruling On Questions And Responsibility

by Editor (Thursday, October 23, 2014 — 3:04 PM)

The Prime Minister and other ministers have been warned to be careful about answering questions in the House and ensure they properly address those which cover their executive responsibilities

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Speaker: PM’s Answer Inadequate (VIDEO)

by Desk Editor (Thursday, October 23, 2014 — 2:49 PM)
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Ministers Warned About Answering Questions Properly

by Editor (Thursday, October 23, 2014 — 2:29 PM)

The Prime Minister and other ministers have been warned to be careful about answering questions in the House and ensure they properly address those which cover their executive responsibilities.

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Questions For Oral Answer October 23

by Editor (Thursday, October 23, 2014 — 11:40 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister of Finance: What measures is the Government taking to help the New Zealand economy become more productive and competitive?

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More Debate On ERA Reform Likely

by Editor (Thursday, October 23, 2014 — 10:40 AM)

After Question Time today the Address in Reply to the Speech from the Throne is on top of the Order Paper with 10 hours and 17 minutes remaining.

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House Rises Debating ERA Reform

by Editor (Wednesday, October 22, 2014 — 10:01 PM)

The House rose just before 10pm interrupting debate on employment law reform.

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Govt Moves On ERA Reform

by Editor (Wednesday, October 22, 2014 — 7:32 PM)

After the dinner break the Government adjourned the Address in Reply debate and began the committee stage of the Employment Relations Amendment Bill.

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Questions and Answers – October 22

by Editor (Wednesday, October 22, 2014 — 5:41 PM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS Child Poverty—Government Priorities and Policies 1. Hon ANNETTE KING (Acting Deputy Leader – Labour) to the Deputy Prime Minister: Will he make reducing child poverty a Better Public Service target given the statement in the Speech from the Throne that his Government will continue to “have a focus on poverty, especially child […]

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Spotlight on PM’s Links to WhaleOil

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, October 22, 2014 — 4:49 PM)

Prime Minister grilled on links to WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater. Speaker David Carter denies several requests for snap debate.

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VIDEO: PM Grilled on Links to WhaleOil

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, October 22, 2014 — 4:05 PM)
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McCully Sworn In

by Editor (Wednesday, October 22, 2014 — 2:07 PM)

When Parliament resumed at 2pm Murray McCully was sworn in as an MP.

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Questions For Oral Answer October 22

by Editor (Wednesday, October 22, 2014 — 11:44 AM)

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Deputy Prime Minister: Will he make reducing child poverty a Better Public Service target given the statement in the Speech from the Throne that his Government will continue to “have a focus on poverty, especially child poverty”?

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First Question Time

by Editor (Wednesday, October 22, 2014 — 10:22 AM)

When Parliament resumes at 2pm the first Question Time of the 51st Parliament will take place.

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