Parliament

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

 

Parliament: Oral Questions - 25 July 2018

Oral Questions - 25 July 2018

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his Government’s policies and actions?

2. Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: What reports or correspondence, if any, has he received about cost increases on New Zealand businesses as a result of the Government’s policies and actions; and is he concerned cost increases on business will increase the cost of living for New Zealanders?

3. Dr DUNCAN WEBB to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?

4. Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development: Does he stand by all his statements in the House yesterday?

5. WILLOW-JEAN PRIME to the Minister for Social Development: Will the Families Package address concerns raised in the recent nationwide survey commissioned by the Salvation Army; if so, how?

6. Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements, policies, and actions?

7. Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by the Government’s Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill and the Government’s medicinal cannabis policies?

8. Dr LIZ CRAIG to the Minister of Health: What recent progress has been made to improve access to mental health and counselling services?

9. Hon NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Education: Does he stand by the decisions he has made on the future of partnership schools and will he guarantee that the schools have had a fair and robust process with good communication?



10. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister for Regional Economic Development: Is it still the case that the eligibility and assessment criteria of the Provincial Growth Fund, as laid out by Cabinet in December 2017, includes the criterion that “investment should neither socialise losses nor privatise gains”?

11. Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development: Does she believe people on benefits should face reasonable consequences and sanctions if they are not available for, and do not take reasonable steps to get, a suitable job, do not take any offer of suitable full-time, part-time, or temporary work, or work that is seasonal or subsidised, do not attend and take part in any suitable job interviews they are asked to, and do not take and pass any drug test potential employers or training providers require?

12. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister of Conservation: What progress on policies or principles has she made in relation to the implementation of no new mines on conservation land as detailed in the Speech from the Throne?

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

SCOOP COVERAGE: CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK


Gordon Campbell: On Reforming Parliament’s Toxic Culture

It would be nice to think Parliament was a forum where rationality ruled – and where policies are raised and evaluated in terms of their contribution to the greater good. Obviously, it isn’t like that... More>>

Historic Assualt Allegation: Parliamentary Service Staff Member Stood Down
Rt Hon Trevor Mallard said today: “I do not want to cut across any employment or possible police investigations, but I am satisfied that the Parliamentary Service has removed a threat to the safety of women working in the Parliamentary complex." More>>


 

PM And FinMin's Post-Cab: Mental Health Inquiry And Budget Responsibility

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister of Finance Grant Robertson for the last post-cabinet press conference before Thursday's budget. The Government will also announce its delayed response to the mental health inquiry this week. More>>

Budget: New Service For Young People Leaving Care

The Wellbeing Budget contains funding to build a new nation-wide Transition Support Service which is expected to help around 3,000 young people over the next four years after it starts on July 1. More>>

ALSO:

Children's Commissioner: Too Many Youths On Remand In Secure Facilities

It is unacceptable that young people are being remanded to youth detention facilities on charges that have not been proven, Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft says. More>>

ALSO:

Media Fund: New Alliance For Local Democracy Reporting

The pilot will see eight journalists recruited to provide local democracy news to a wide array of media. Funding will come from the RNZ /NZ On Air Innovation Fund, a one-off $6m fund announced last year. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Coal’s Negative Message To The School Protest

As schoolkids around the world commited to another round of protest action against climate change, the re-election of (a) the Morrison government in Australia and (b) the Modi government in India have been a kick in the teeth for future generations. More>>

ALSO:

Fatal 2018 Crash: Police Officer Should Not Have Engaged In Pursuit

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that a Police officer should not have tried to stop or pursue a car thought to contain young people in Palmerston North on 28 May 2018. More>>

ALSO:

New Poverty Targets: Goals Overlook 174000 Children In Worst Poverty

Child Poverty Action Group is pleased to see the Government set ambitious 10-year targets for child poverty reduction, but we are disappointed not to see a target set for improving thousands of young lives where the worst of poverty is found. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels