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Select Committee Business From 23 to 27 September 2013

Select Committee Business


From 23 to 27 September 2013

Committee meetings

There were 14 committee meetings, all in the parliamentary complex.

Reports presented

Finance and Expenditure Committee

• Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Discussion Paper: Public sector financial sustainability, May 2013

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee

• Briefing on the International Criminal Court and the Kampala Amendment on the Crime of Aggression

Health Committee

• Petition 2011/63 of Stephen Manson on behalf of the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society

Regulations Review Committee

• Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Bill (No 2) (142-1)

Bills referred to select committees

Law and Order

• Sentencing (Protection of Children from Criminal Offending) Amendment Bill (94-1)

Māori Affairs

• New Zealand Mission Trust Board (Otamataha) Empowering Bill (148-1)

Transport and Industrial Relations

• Summary Offences (Possession of Hand-held Lasers) Amendment Bill (88-1)

Changes in committee membership

Commerce

• Kris Faafoi to replace David Clark (SO 184(2))

Education and Science

• Grant Robertson to replace Carol Beaumont (SO 184(2))

Finance and Expenditure

• David Clark to replace Hon David Cunliffe (SO 184(2))

• Hon Shane Jones to replace Hon Clayton Cosgrove (SO 184(2))

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

• David Shearer to replace Su’a William Sio (SO 184(2))

Health

• Moana Mackey to replace Louisa Wall (SO 184(2))

Justice and Electoral

• Hon Mayan Street to replace Andrew Little (SO 184(2))

• Raymond Huo to replace Hon Lianne Dalziel (SO 184(2))

Law and Order

• Jacinda Ardern to replace Kris Faafoi (SO 184(2))

Local Government and Environment

• Phil Twyford to replace Hon Maryan Street (SO 184(2))

• Su’a William Sio to replace Raymond Huo (SO 184(2))

Māori Affairs

• Meka Whaitiri to replace Hon Shane Jones (SO 184(2))

Officers of Parliament

• Iain Lees-Galloway to replace Darien Fenton (SO 184(2))

Primary Production

• Hon Shane Jones to replace Meka Whaitiri (SO 184(2))

Privileges

• Grant Robertson to replace Hon Lianne Dalziel (SO 184(2))

Regulations Review

• Andrew Little to replace Hon Lianne Dalziel (SO 184(2))

Social Services

• Louisa Wall to replace Phil Twyford (SO 184(2))

• Sue Moroney to replace Jacinda Ardern (SO 184(2))

Standing Orders

• Grant Robertson to replace Hon Trevor Mallard (SO 184(2))

• Sue Moroney to replace Chris Hipkins (SO 184(2))

Transport and Industrial Relations

• Andrew Little to replace Sue Moroney (SO 184(2))

• Carol Beaumont to replace Iain Lees-Galloway (SO 184(2))

Committee notes

Commerce

The committee met on 26 September to consider the New Zealand International Convention Centre Bill and hear evidence on the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill.

The committee will meet next on 17 October to consider further the New Zealand International Convention Centre Bill, and the Electronic Transactions (Contract Information) Amendment Bill. It will also hear further evidence on the Construction Contracts Amendment Bill.

Education and Science

This week, the committee met on 25 September to consider the inquiry into Pacific languages in early childhood education, and receive a briefing from the Office of the Auditor-General on Education for Māori: Use of educational partnerships.

The committee also initiated an inquiry into engaging parents in the education of their children, and called for submissions on this inquiry, with a closing date of Thursday, 7 November 2013. The terms of reference for the inquiry are to:

• investigate the elements of an effective strategy for engaging parents, families, whānau, aiga, and communities in education

• identify the best practice examples of approaches, locally and internationally, that support parents and communities to encourage their children’s learning

• identify ways to leverage the strength of communities to lift the educational achievement of children and young people in their community.

The committee is scheduled to next meet on 16 October.

Finance and Expenditure

The committee met on 25 September when it further considered the Taxation (Annual Rates, Foreign Superannuation, and Remedial Matters) Bill and the Student Loan Scheme Amendment Bill (No 3).

The committee also further considered the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Monetary Policy Statement, September 2013 and the reports of the Controller and Auditor-General, Discussion Paper: Commentary on Affording Our Future: Statement on New Zealand’s Long-term Fiscal position, August 2013 and Discussion Paper: Public sector financial sustainability, May 2013.

The committee will not meet next week.

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

The committee met on 26 September to consider the Border Processing (Trade Single Window and Duties) Bill, the briefing on the International Criminal Court and the Kampala Amendment on the Crime of Aggression, and the briefing on the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria. It also heard evidence on the international treaty examinations of the Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income.

The committee will not be meeting next week.

Government Administration

The committee did not meet this week.

Health

The committee held a joint meeting with the Māori Affairs Committee on 25 September. The committees considered the Health Committee’s inquiry into improving child health outcomes and preventing child abuse with a focus from preconception until three years of age and the Māori Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the determinants of wellbeing for tamariki Māori.

The committee then met on 25 September where it considered the petition of Rae Reynolds and 276 others and the petition of Stephen Manson on behalf of the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society, and the inquiry into improving child health outcomes and preventing child abuse with a focus from preconception until three years of age.

The committee will next meet on 16 October, when it will further consider the inquiry into improving child health outcomes and preventing child abuse with a focus from preconception until three years of age.

Justice and Electoral

The committee met on 26 September to consider the Royal Succession Bill, the Electoral Amendment Bill, the Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Bill, and the petition of Elizabeth Subritzky on behalf of Freedom from Sexual Exploitation.

The committee has called for submissions from the public on the Electoral Amendment Bill, closing Friday, 18 October 2013; and on the Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Bill, closing Friday, 1 November 2013.

The committee is due to meet next on Thursday, 17 October 2013, when it will consider the Electoral Amendment Bill, and the petition of Elizabeth Subritzky on behalf of Freedom from Sexual Exploitation

Law and Order

The committee met on 25 September to consider the Victims’ Orders Against Violent Offenders Bill and the petition of Tracey Marceau on behalf of Christie’s Law and 58,000 others.

The committee will meet on 16 October to consider the Victims’ Orders Against Violent Offenders Bill and the petition of Tracey Marceau on behalf of Christie’s Law and 58,000 others.

Local Government and Environment

The committee met on 26 September to hear evidence on the petition of Gayleen Mackereth on behalf of the Howick Ratepayers and Residents Association. It also considered the Kaipara District Council (Validation of Rates and Other Matters) Bill and the petition of Kate Hoyle and 20 others.

The committee will not meet next week.

Māori Affairs

The committee met on 26 September to consider the Te Tau Ihu Claims Settlement Bill, the Ngā Punawai o Te Tokotoru Claims Settlement Bill, the Raukawa Claims Settlement Bill and the inquiry into the determinants of wellbeing for tamariki Māori.

The committee also held a joint meeting with the Health Committee to consider the Māori Affairs Committee’s inquiry into the determinants of wellbeing for tamariki Māori and the Health Committee’s inquiry into improving child health outcomes and preventing child abuse with a focus on preconception until three years of age.

The New Zealand Mission Trust Board (Otamataha) Empowering Bill was referred to the committee on 25 September. The chairperson of the committee has set a closing date for submissions of 7 November; submissions can be lodged through the Parliament website.

The committee will not be meeting for the next two weeks.

Primary Production

The committee met on 26 September when it considered the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill, and a briefing on pest control of plants and animals including wildling plants and rabbits. The committee also considered the petitions of Stephanie Bowman, Jon Muller, and Brendan Horan and 3.653 others.

The committee will next meet on 17 October when it will consider the Animal Welfare Amendment Bill.

Privileges

The committee did not meet this week.

Regulations Review

The committee met on 26 September, to hear evidence from the complainant and the Ministry for Primary Industries on the complaint about the New Zealand (Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code) Food Standards 2002, Amendment No. 53. The committee considered the Subordinate Legislation (Confirmation and Validation) Bill (No 2), the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Reclamation Fees Regulations 2012, and the complaint about two notices made by the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Board relating to an offences fee.

The committee will next meet on 17 October, to consider the complaints regarding the Canterbury Earthquake (Building Act) Order 2011, and the Civil Aviation Charges Regulation (No 2) 1991 Amendment Regulations 2012. The committee will consider the Crown Minerals (Royalties for Petroleum) Amendment Regulations 2013, the Penal Institutions (New Plymouth Prison) Revocation Notice 2013 and Penal Institutions (Wellington Prison) Revocation Notice 2013. The committee will continue its scrutiny of various statutory and deemed regulations.

Social Services

The committee met on 25 September to consider the Social Housing Reform (Housing Restructuring and Tenancy Matters Amendment) Bill.

The committee will not be meeting during the adjournment.

The committee is expected to next meet on 16 October to consider the Vulnerable Children Bill, the Social Security (Fraud Measures and Debt Recovery) Amendment Bill, and the petitions of Dina Awarau, Michelle Ratima, Mary Utanga, and Graeme Axford.

Standing Orders

The committee did not meet this week.

Transport and Industrial Relations

The committee met on 26 September to consider the Health and Safety (Pike River Implementation) Bill, and to hear evidence on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill. The committee also considered the petitions of Suzanne Hubball and Henry Work on behalf of the Committee of International Retirees.

The committee will meet in Palmerston North on 4 October to hear further evidence on the Employment Relations Amendment Bill.

Closing dates for submissions

Committees are receiving submissions on the following items with the closing date shown:

Commerce

• Credit Contracts and Financial Services Law Reform Bill (1 November 2013)

Education and Science

• Inquiry into engaging parents in the education of their children (7 November 2013)

Finance and Expenditure

• Student Loan Scheme Amendment Bill (No 3) (11 October 2013)

Justice and Electoral

• Electoral Amendment Bill (18 October 2013)

• Public Safety (Public Protection Orders) Bill (1 November 2013)

Law and Order

• Victims' Orders Against Violent Offenders Bill (10 October 2013)

• Sentencing (Protection of Children from Criminal Offending) Amendment Bill (7 November 2013)

Māori Affairs

• New Zealand Mission Trust Board (Otamataha) Empowering Bill (7 November 2013)

Primary Production

• Animal Welfare Amendment Bill (4 October 2013)

Social Services

• Inquiry into the funding of specialist sexual violence social services (10 October 2013)

• Social Security (Fraud Measures and Debt Recovery) Amendment Bill (10 October 2013)

• Vulnerable Children Bill (30 October 2013)

Standing Orders

• Review of Standing Orders (10 October 2013)

Transport and Industrial Relations

• Land Transport and Road User Charges Legislation Amendment Bill (17 October 2013)

Submissions can be made online

General

Compiled in the Select Committee Office, Office of the Clerk, 27 September 2013


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