Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Questions For Oral Answer - Thursday, 18 May

QUESTIONS FOR ORAL ANSWER

Thursday, 18 May 2000

Questions to Ministers


------------------------------------------------------------------------


    1. Hon. Bill English to the Treasurer: With the continued slide in the New Zealand dollar and recent drop in business confidence about the outlook for the economy, what actions does he intend taking to ease the concerns of New Zealanders and the international investment community?

    2. Mahara Okeroa to the Minister of Justice: What criteria does the Race Relations Conciliator apply when making recommendations on allegations of racism under the Human Rights Act?

    3. Dr Muriel Newman to the Minister of Housing: How will he eliminate the waiting list for State housing that he has said the Government's housing policy will create?

    4. Grant Gillon to the Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Official Development Assistance): What did the OECD's Development Assistance Committee Peer Review Report released earlier this week say about New Zealand's Official Development Assistance programme?

    5. Hon. John Luxton to the Minister for Economic Development: How is it credible for him as Minister for Economic Development to say that monetary policy is "putting an axe into the economy" while the Minister of Finance supports the actions of the Reserve Bank?

    6. Rt Hon. Winston Peters to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: When, and in what form, does the Government anticipate receiving the $50 million that Airways Corporation claims it will earn for New Zealand taxpayers from the joint venture overseas with Lockheed Martin?

    7. Hon. Max Bradford to the Minister of Labour: What rights do employees have under the Employment Relations Bill to choose their own representatives for collective and individual employment agreement bargaining?

    8. Sue Kedgley to the Minister of Health: Will she be recommending, because of health issues, that parents discourage their children from using cell phones; if not, why not?

    9. Hon. Georgina te Heuheu to the Minister of Mori Affairs: How will the decision to give a pan-Maori trust exclusive rights to purchase radio spectrum close the gaps for Maori living in communities like the East Coast, the Far North and the Volcanic Plateau?

    10. Georgina Beyer to the Minister of Mori Affairs: Has he received any reports that concern him as the Minister of Maori Affairs?

    11. Hon. Roger Sowry to the Prime Minister: When and how was she made aware that the Ministry of Maori Development report of 3 May entitled Relationship between Police and Maori in Taranaki contained inaccuracies?

    12. David Benson-Pope to the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage: What were the factors which led to the cultural recovery package announced today?

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Supreme Court: Worksafe Decision On Whittall Pike River Prosecution Unlawful

The question in issue on the appeal was whether WorkSafe New Zealand acted to give effect to an unlawful agreement of this nature when it offered no evidence on charges against Peter William Whittall for breaches of the Health and Safety in Employment Act 1992...

The Supreme Court... has found that the decision to offer no evidence was made under an unlawful agreement to stifle prosecution. It has granted a declaration to that effect. More>>

 

Cullen To Chair: Tax Working Group Terms Of Reference Announced

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Revenue Minister Stuart Nash today announced the Terms of Reference for the Tax Working Group and that the Group will be chaired by Sir Michael Cullen. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The New Pike River Agency (And The Air Strike Wing)

Much of the sympathy the public still feels for the families of the Pike River miners has been sustained by the sense that the previous government – let alone the mining company and the processes of receivership and litigation – has never dealt honestly, or fairly, with them. More>>

ALSO:

Not Going Swimmingly: Contractor Cut, New Dates For Christchurch Sports Centre

“As an incoming Minister, I have been conducting a thorough review of progress on the Anchor projects and to learn of a $75 million budget blowout on this project was very disappointing..." More>>

ALSO:

Tertiary: Allowances, Loan Living Costs To Get Boost

“From 1 January, student allowance base rates and the maximum amount students can borrow for living costs will rise by a net $50 a week,” says Education Minister Chris Hipkins... further adjusted from 1 April 2018 in line with any increase in the CPI. More>>

ALSO:

Foreign Affairs: Patrick Gower Interviews Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says discussions have already begun on how to bring climate change refugees into New Zealand under a Pacific seasonal employment plan... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Centre Right’s Love Of ‘Nanny State’

You’d almost think it was 2005 again. That was a time when the rugged individualists of the centre-right were being beset by government regulations on the nature of light-bulbs, the size of shower heads, the junk food available at school tuck shops and other such essentials... More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election