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Petitions And Papers

When Parliament resumed at 2pm two petitions were presented.

The Petition of Daphne Taylor on behalf of Save Fiordland Incorporated and 18,128 others asking the House ensure the protection of Te Wahipounamu, the South West New Zealand World Heritage area by preventing construction of the Riverstone Holdings Ltd monorail and the Petition of Jane Bruning and 29 others asking the House call on the Government to provide subsidised access to a variety of female condoms in New Zealand so that women are able to take responsibility for their own sexual health.

The Government Response to Report of the Māori Affairs Committee on Inquiry into the Determinants of Wellbeing for Tamariki Māori, Law Commission report on Suicide Reporting and the Treasury's Investment Statement: Managing the Crown's Balance Sheet were all presented.

A number of select committee reports were presented, including the:

2012/13 financial review of the Abortion Supervisory Committee and the Electoral Commission by the Justice and Electoral Committee

2012/13 financial review of the Human Rights Commission by the Justice and Electoral Committee

2012/13 financial review of the Law Commission by the Justice and Electoral Committee

2012/13 financial review of the Privacy Commissioner by the Justice and Electoral Committee

Veterans' Support Bill by the Social Services Committee

Vulnerable Children Bill by the Social Services Committee

2012/13 financial review of Kordia Group Limited by the Commerce Committee

2012/13 financial review of New Zealand Post Limited, Petition 2011/61 of Pam Cornelius and 934 others, and Petition 2011/65 of Jan Henderson by the Commerce Committee

2012/13 financial review of Television New Zealand Limited by the Commerce Committee

Petition 2011/91 of Roger Fowler on behalf of the Respect Our Community Campaign by the Transport and Industrial Relations Committee

MPs began Question Time.

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