Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


A Flood Of Reports

A large number of reports were presented when Parliament resumed at 2pm.

Amongst them were the annual reports of the Crown Law Office, Ministry of Transport, Parliamentary Counsel Office, Accident Compensation Corporation, Callaghan Innovation, Internal Affairs, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Government Superannuation Fund Authority and Government Superannuation Fund, Auditor-General, and Quotable Value Limited.

Ministers also presented a Report in relation to selected Non-Departmental Appropriations for the year ended 30 June 2013 by Vote Canterbury Earthquake Recovery, the Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand, for the year ended 30 June 2013, and the Government Response to Report of the Māori Affairs Select Committee briefing on Damien and George Nepata and their entitlement to compensation.

Select committee reports were presented on the:
Health and Safety (Pike River Implementation) Bill by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee,
Petition 2011/75 of Brendan Horan and 3,653 others by the Primary Production Committee,
Complaint about two notices made by the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Board relating to an offences fee and the Complaint regarding the Offences Fee contained in the Amendment to the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (Fees) Notice 2010 by the Regulations Review Committee,
Investigation into the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Reclamation Fees Regulations 2012 by the Regulations Review Committee,
Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Monetary Policy Statement, September 2013 by the Finance and Expenditure Committee,
Social Housing Reform (Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Amendment) Bill by the Social Services Committee,
Briefing on the International Criminal Court and the Kampala Amendment on the Crime of Aggression by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee,
Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Bill (No 2) by the Regulations Review Committee.

A number of bills were introduced including the Veterans' Support Bill, Immigration Amendment Bill (No 2), Ngati Haua Claims Settlement Bill.

MPs began Question Time.
**
ParliamentToday.co.nz is a breaking news source for New Zealand parliamentary business featuring broadcast daily news reports

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

David Swanson: Torture Is Mainstream Now

As Rebecca Gordon notes in her new book, Mainstreaming Torture, polls find greater support in the United States for torture now than when Bush was president. And it's not hard to see why that would be the case. More>>

Uri Avnery: In One Word: Poof!

Poor John Kerry. This week he emitted a sound that was more expressive than pages of diplomatic babble. In his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations committee he explained how the actions of the Israeli government had torpedoed the “peace ... More>>

Binoy Kampmark: The Poverty Incentive: Making The Poor Carry The Refugee Can

The poorer you are, the more likely you need to shoulder more. This axiomatic rule of social intercourse, engagement and daily living is simple and brutal enough: the poor shall hold, conserve, preserve. More>>

Nureddin Sabir: BBC Misreports John Kerry On Talks Failure

For once, US Secretary of State John Kerry was not mincing his words when he blamed Israel for the breakdown of talks with the Palestinians. But you would not have known this if you were following the story from the BBC News website. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Narendra Modi, And The Elections In India

On the upside, the gigantic election process that began yesterday in India is the largest exercise in democracy on the planet. Reportedly, a staggering five million people are employed, directly or indirectly, in the election process. The likely outcome is not quite so welcome... More>>

ALSO:

Ramzy Baroud: Kerry’s Looming Deadline And The Peace Process Industry

As the US-imposed April 29 deadline for a ‘framework’ agreement between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority looms, time is also running out for the American administration itself. More>>

Harvey Wasserman: Fighting Our Fossil-Nuke Extinction

The 25th anniversary of the Exxon Valdez disaster has brought critical new evidence that petro-pollution is destroying our global ecosystem. The third anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown in Japan confirms that radioactive reactor ... More>>

Shobha Shukla: Rise In Global Health Financing, But Funding Priorities Shift

A new research done by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), at the University of Washington, indicates that globally the total development assistance for health (DAH) hit an all-time high of $31.3 billion in 2013 (a year-over-year ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 
TEDxAuckland
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news