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Next Week’s Business

Acting Leader of the House Chris Finlayson said when Parliament next sat on September 18, the Government would seek to make progress on the committee stages and firsts readings of a number of bills.

These would include the Environment Canterbury (Temporary Commissioners and Improved Water Management) Amendment Bill, Taxation (Annual Rates, Returns Filing, and Remedial Matters) Bill, Airports (Cost Recovery for Processing of International Travellers) Bill and the Legislation Bill

Wednesday would be a members’ day and on Thursday the House would sit in the morning under extended hours provisions to progress a number of treaty settlement bills including the Waitaha Claims Settlement Bill.

The petition of Gayleen Mackereth on behalf of the Howick Ratepayers and Residents Association was presented asking that the House note that 244 people have signed a petition calling for legislation to limit local government spending to core projects and to introduce an alternative system of local funding.

A large number of papers were presented from the Government on international agreements:

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Cook Islands on the Allocation of Taxing Rights with Respect to Certain Income of Individuals and to Establish a Mutual Agreement Procedure in Respect of T


New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Samoa for the Allocation of Taxing Rights with respect to Certain Income of Individuals and to Establish a Mutual Agreement Procedure in respect of Transfer Pr

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of Samoa on the Exchange of Information with Respect to Taxes (A.639)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Republic of Turkey Relating to Air Services (A.638)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Exchange of Letters constituting an Amendment to Article 3 of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (A.636)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Exchange of Letters constituting an Amendment to the Product Specific Rules in Annex G of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (A.635)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between the New Zealand and the European Union Establishing a Framework for the Participation of New Zealand in European Union Crisis Management Operations (A.633)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on Environmental Cooperation (A.632)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on Labour Cooperation (A.631)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Independent State of Tuvalu Concerning the Temporary Stay of the New Zealand Armed Forces on the Territory of the Independent State of Tuvalu (Tuvalu - New

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between New Zealand and the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Inco

New Zealand Treaty Series, Protocol to the Agreement on a Working Holiday Scheme between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Czech Republic (A.628)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement on Audio-Visual Co-Productions between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of India (A.627)

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement in the Form of an Exchange of Letters between the European Union and New Zealand Pursuant to Article XXIV:6 and Article XXVIII of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 1994 Relating to Modification of Conces

New Zealand Treaty Series, Agreement between the Government of New Zealand and the Government of the Republic of South Africa Concerning the Co-Production of Films (A.625)

The Finance and Expenditure Committee report on the Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Reviewing Financial Management in Central Governmentand Report from the Controller and Auditor-General, Fraud Awareness, Prevention, and Detection in the Public Sector

The Taxation (Livestock Valuation, Assets Expenditure, and Remedial Matters) Bill was introduced.


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