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

 


Labour Portfolios And Rankings

MP Portfolios
1 David Shearer

Leader
Security Intelligence Service
Science and Innovation

2 Grant Robertson

Deputy Leader
Employment, Skills and Training
Arts, Culture and Heritage

3 David Parker

Finance
Attorney-General

4 Jacinda Ardern

Social Development
Children
Associate Arts Culture and Heritage

5 Clayton Cosgrove
SOEs
Commerce
Trade Negotiations
Associate Finance

6 Annette King
Health

Pending final AG Report Shane Jones
Regional Development
Forestry

Associate Finance
8 Phil Twyford

Housing
Auckland Issues
Associate Environment

9 Maryan Street
Environment
Disarmament and Arms Control
Associate Foreign Affairs (ODA)

10 Chris Hipkins

Education
Senior Whip

11 Nanaia Mahuta

Youth Affairs
Māori Development
Associate Education (Māori)

12 David Clark

Economic Development
Small Business

13 Sue Moroney

ACC
Early Childhood Education
Women’s Affairs

14 Su’a William Sio

Local Government
Pacific Island Affairs
Inter Faith Dialogue
Associate Foreign Affairs

15 Phil Goff

Foreign Affairs & Trade
State Services
Defence

16 Darien Fenton

Junior Whip
Labour (incl Health and Safety)
Immigration
Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage

17 Damien O’Connor

Primary Industries
Food Safety

18 Clare Curran

Communications and Information Technology Broadcasting
Open Government
Associate Economic Development

19 Andrew Little

Justice
Tourism

20 Megan Woods

Tertiary Education
Associate Science and Innovation
Associate Transport (Christchurch)

Remainder of Caucus listed by length of time in the House

Trevor Mallard

Shadow Leader of the House
Internal Affairs (incl Ministerial Services)
Sport and Recreation
Associate Finance

Lianne Dalziel

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery
Civil Defence and Emergency Management
Earthquake Commission
Associate Justice

Ruth Dyson

Conservation
Senior Citizens
Disability Issues
Land Information

David Cunliffe

Revenue
Fisheries
Associate Finance

Parekura Horomia

Māori Affairs
Treaty Negotiations

Moana Mackey

Climate Change
Energy and Resources

Iain Lees-Galloway

Transport
Veterans’ Affairs
Associate Health (Alcohol and Drugs)

Raymond Huo

Building and Construction
Statistics
Associate Ethnic Affairs

Rajen Prasad

Ethnic Affairs
Social Inclusion
Associate Social Development

Kris Faafoi

Police
Corrections
Associate Health (Aged Care)

Carol Beaumont

Consumer Rights and Standards
Associate Employment, Skills and Training

Louisa Wall

Community and Voluntary Sector
Associate Health (Inequalities)
Associate Sport and Recreation

Rino Tirikatene

Customs
Associate Māori Affairs

Ross Robertson

Assistant Speaker
Racing
Associate Disarmament (Small Arms)


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On First Time Voting (Centre Right)

For the next two days, I’m turning my column over to two guest columnists who are first time voters. I’ve asked them to explain why they were voting, for whom and what role they thought their parental upbringing had played in shaping their political beliefs ; and at the end, to choose a piece of music.

One guest columnist will be from the centre right, one from the centre left. Today’s column is from the centre right – by James Penn:

As someone who likes to consider himself, in admittedly vainglorious fashion, a considered and rational actor, the act of voting for the first time is a somewhat confusing one. I know that my vote has a close to zero chance of actually influencing the outcome of Parliament. The chance I will cast the marginal vote that adds to National or Act’s number of seats in Parliament is miniscule. The chance, even if I did, that doing so would affect the government makes voting on a strictly practical level even more spurious as a worthwhile exercise.

But somehow I have spent a large amount of time (perhaps detrimentally so, depending on the outcome of my upcoming exams) agonising over how to cast my first vote in a national election. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

SURVEILLANCE:

Election Ad Soundtrack: Rapper Eminem Sues National Party Over Copyright Breach

US rapper Eminem is suing the New Zealand National Party for alleged copyright infringement over unauthorised use of the rapper’s ‘Lose Yourself’ song in an election campaign advertisement. More>>

ALSO:

Pre-Election Chartering: Four New Partnership Schools To Open

Education Minister Hekia Parata today announced the Government has signed contracts to open four new Partnership Schools in 2015. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf 50 Out Now - The Election Issue: Loss Leaders

Gordon Campbell: A third term requires a mature decision, with eyes wide open. It calls for a conscious vote of confidence… Without trying hard here are about 19 reasons, in no particular order, for not ticking ‘party vote’ National. More>>

ALSO:

Not-Especially New Plans: All Prisons To Become Working Prisons Under National

All public prisons in New Zealand will become full working prisons by 2017, and ex-prisoners will receive post-release drug addiction treatment if National is returned to government, says Corrections Spokesperson Anne Tolley. More>>

ALSO:

Māngere: "False Claim Of Matai Title" - Labour

National must explain why its candidate for Māngere Misa Fia Turner appears to be using a Matai title she is not entitled to, Labour’s MP for Māngere and Pacific Islands Affairs spokesperson Su’a William Sio says. A Matai title is a legally-recognised ... More>>

ALSO:

CPAG Report: No New Zealand Child Should Grow Up In Poverty

Child Poverty Action Group's flagship policy publication Our Children, Our Choice: Priorities for Policy calls for cross party political agreement to underpin an action plan to eliminate child poverty in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On National’s Phantom Tax Cut Package

Hmmm. So National’s tax cuts package turns out to be one of those television advertisements that screams a headline promise – perfect skin! a youth tonic that works! – while in very small print there’s an out clause: special conditions may apply. More>>

ALSO:

Water: New Marine Reserves On West Coast Opened

Five new marine reserves were officially opened by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith on the West Coast of the South Island to protect a range of marine ecosystems for conservation, science and recreation. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news