Concerns Raised Over Bill of Rights Breach

by Desk Editor on Friday, August 28, 2015 — 3:22 PM

Bill of Rights Act turns 25 and is the subject of discussion in the Chamber and Committee Rooms; Government and Opposition trade barbs during final reading of Health & Safety Reform legislation, which passes with just minutes to spare before the House rises for a one-week adjournment; Speaker grants snap debate on Children’s Commissioner’s latest State of Care report; United Future leader Peter Dunne says resignation of NZTA’s chief executive creates opportunity for restructuring; ACT leader David Seymour’s Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup), passes final reading; Electoral Commission chairman Sir Hugh Williams laments declining youth enrolment rates in a submission to the Justice and Electoral Committee’s inquiry into the 2014 election; Health Committee calls for submissions on Maryan Street’s petition calling for an inquiry into public attitudes towards euthanasia.

Health And Safety Bill Passes Third Reading

by Editor on Thursday, August 27, 2015 — 6:03 PM

New occupational health and safety law has completed its passage through Parliament. [click to continue…]

Questions and Answers – August 27

by Editor on Thursday, August 27, 2015 — 4:53 PM

Questions to Ministers

Social Development, Minister—Statements

1. DARROCH BALL (NZ First) to the Minister for Social Development : Does she stand by all her statements?

Hon ANNE TOLLEY (Minister for Social Development): Yes, in the context in which they were made. [click to continue…]

Questions & Snap Debate on CYF Report

by Desk Editor (Thursday, August 27, 2015 — 4:48 PM)

Questions and Snap Debate on Children’s Commissioner’s State of Care report; Electoral Commission chairman laments declining youth enrolment rates in a submission to the Justice and Electoral Committee’s inquiry into the 2014 election.

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Offshore Tax Bill To Get Priority

by Editor (Thursday, August 27, 2015 — 2:10 PM)

A bill on the taxation of offshore people buying residential houses in New Zealand will be given priority when Parliament next sits.

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Questions For Oral Answer August 27

by Editor (Thursday, August 27, 2015 — 11:35 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. DARROCH BALL to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by all her statements?

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Health And Safety Bill To Get Third Reading

by Editor (Thursday, August 27, 2015 — 10:43 AM)

The Government will move to complete the passage of occupational health and safety law when the House sits today.

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House Rises After Transplant Bill Progresses

by Editor (Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — 10:05 PM)

The first reading of the Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill was completed on a voice vote and referred to the Health Committee.

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Rugby World Cup Alcohol Bill Passes

by Editor (Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — 9:25 PM)

A bill concerning alcohol licensing rules for the Rugby World Cup has completed its third reading.

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World Cup Alcohol Bill Completes Second Reading

by Editor (Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — 5:55 PM)

A bill loosening alcohol licensing rules for the Rugby World Cup has completed its second reading and is set to pass into law this evening.

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Questions and Answers – August 26

by Editor (Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — 5:36 PM)

Questions to Ministers Economy—Fiscal Strategy 1. NUK KORAKO (National) to the Minister of Finance : How is the Government’s fiscal strategy supporting resilience in the New Zealand economy?

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Opposition Party Leaders Take on PM

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — 5:19 PM)

Key deals to party leaders in turn but eventually runs foul of the Speaker for creating disorder. Peter Dunne calls for reform of NZTA. Law and Order committee briefed on Bill of Rights Act.

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World Cup Alcohol Bill Report Presented

by Editor (Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — 2:06 PM)

The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Extended licensing hours during Rugby World Cup) Bill was reported back from the Justice and Electoral Committee when Parliament resumed this afternoon.

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Questions For Oral Answer August 26

by Editor (Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — 11:49 AM)

QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS 1. NUK KORAKO to the Minister of Finance: How is the Government’s fiscal strategy supporting resilience in the New Zealand economy?

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World Cup Alcohol Bill To Dominate Members Day

by Editor (Wednesday, August 26, 2015 — 10:33 AM)

Today is Members’ day with proceedings in Parliament likely to be dominated by a bill concerning the Rugby World Cup and the opening of licensed premises.

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Health And Safety Bill Completes Committee Stage

by Editor (Tuesday, August 25, 2015 — 10:01 PM)

After a marathon debate new health and safety legislation has completed its committee stage and is set to pass into law on Thursday.

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Questions and Answers – August 25

by Editor (Tuesday, August 25, 2015 — 5:41 PM)

Questions to Ministers Workplace Health and Safety—Health and Safety Reform Bill 1. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does he have confidence in the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety, given his decision not to include sheep, beef, and dairy farming in his Proposed Schedule of High Risk Industries? Rt […]

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