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


Parliament: Oral Questions - 25 September 2018

Oral Questions - 25 September 2018

Questions to Ministers

1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by her Government’s policy to end offshore oil and gas exploration?

2. KIRITAPU ALLAN to the Minister of Finance: What recent reports has he seen on the New Zealand economy?

3. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her statements in the House relating to communications with Derek Handley?

4. JENNY MARCROFT to the Minister of Education: What response has she had to the release of the Government’s Disability and Learning Support Action Plan discussion document?

5. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her statements and actions in relation to the previous Minister of Customs?

6. Hon AMY ADAMS to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement to Newstalk ZB last week in regard to the Tax Working Group that “One of the things we have written and asked the group to do is to come back to us with a package which is as we say revenue neutral”; if so, will he guarantee New Zealanders that any changes based on the Tax Working Group recommendations will be revenue-neutral?

7. TAMATI COFFEY to the Minister for Economic Development: What steps, if any, is the Government taking to improve the productivity of the New Zealand economy?

8. Hon Dr NICK SMITH to the Minister of State Services: Does the Government stand by all its statements and actions in respect of the process and appointment of the Chief Technology Officer following today’s release by Derek Handley of the Prime Minister’s and former Minister’s communications with him, and his criticism of the Government?

9. ANGIE WARREN-CLARK to the Minister of Fisheries: What recent decisions has he made to ensure the sustainability and utilisation of specific fish stocks?

10. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: Has she seen MBIE advice that her Government’s policy to end offshore oil and gas exploration may “result in an increase in global greenhouse gas emissions”?

11. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister of Conservation: What advice has she based her recent decision on to cull Himalayan tahr from the Southern Alps area, and what procedures has she used to implement this decision?

12. PRIYANCA RADHAKRISHNAN to the Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector: What recent announcement has he made on the Community Leadership Fund?

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Jami-Lee Ross Saga

In the end, the Jami-Lee Ross tweet about secretly taping his leader and promising to use it – assuming that such a tape exists, and wasn’t just being conjured out of thin air as a random threat – is a more serious offence than the original leak.

After all, even the PWC report hadn’t finally and definitively pointed the finger of blame at Ross, but had cited him merely as the most likely suspect. More>>

Press Conference Video: Jami-Lee Ross Plans By-Election, Police Complaint
National MP Jami-Lee Ross is to resign his seat and step down from the National Party, and will stand as an independent in any by-election for his Botany seat... Speaking to media at Parliament, he alleged Mr Bridges had broken electoral donation law and said he would put in an official police complaint. More>>


Salvation Army Paper: Call For Public Housing Investment

To meet these future demands the report suggests the government needs to look beyond the private rental market and begin to invest heavily into home-ownership programmes and more public and social housing. More>>


Fate Of Tahr Sealed: Himalayan Tahr Control Operation Proceeding

“The target of controlling 10,000 Himalayan tahr over the next eight months remains. The revised plan provides for a staged control operation with increased reporting to the Tahr Liaison Group...” More>>


Health: Petitions To Fund Breast Cancer Drugs

Women marching to Parliament today, to present two petitions calling for Government funding of vital medicines, have 100% support from a coalition representing than 30 breast cancer organisations. More>>


Animal Welfare Advisory Committee: Report On Rodeo Practices Released

The independent committee that advises the Minister responsible for Animal Welfare, has today released a report on animal welfare in rodeos, together with advice to the Minister making recommendations to improve the welfare of the animals in rodeos. More>>


PM's Press Conference: Fuel And Leaks

Other topics included the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey, the relation between the Government moves against high fuel prices and the commitment to act on climate change, NZTA's failures in compliance checks ... More>>


New Hager Investigation: War Crimes, Sexual Assaults And Coverups In Armed Forces

A string of current and ex-New Zealand Defence Force staff have contacted Hager since the book he co-authored with Jon Stephenson – Hit & Run – was published in March 2017... More>>


Israel's Anti-Boycott Law: NZ Activists Fined Over Lorde Cancellation Raise $12k For Charity

New Zealand activists being fined in Israel for urging pop singer Lorde to cancel her concert have raised more than $12,000 for a Palestinian charity. More>>


NZEI: Teacher Shortage Plan Falls Short

NZEI Te Riu Roa has welcomed the Government's announcement of new initiatives to address the growing teacher shortage, but says teaching must become a sustainable career choice if there is to be a long-term solution… More>>





InfoPages News Channels