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


Questions For Oral Answer Feb 15

Questions For Oral Answer


1. Dr RUSSEL NORMAN to the Minister of Finance: Does the investment protocol the Prime Minister will be signing with Australia include any provisions that would stop Australians from buying shares in New Zealand State-owned assets such as Meridian Energy, Mighty River Power, Genesis Energy and Solid Energy, should a future Government privatise them?

2. Hon PHIL GOFF to the Prime Minister: Why does he want to sell shares in State-owned enterprises?

3. CRAIG FOSS to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the recent performance of New Zealand’s export sector?

4. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister for Social Development and Employment: Is she satisfied that her programmes are working for New Zealanders?

5. Hon JOHN BOSCAWEN to the Attorney-General: Is he planning to amend the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill to provide an explicit guarantee of free public access, and provide that all negotiated agreements be passed by Parliament?

6. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Has the economy improved in line with his prediction on Q+A in February 2010 that the economy would “get better” over the next 12 months?

7. PAUL QUINN to the Minister of Education: What recent developments have there been in implementing the Youth Guarantee for students aged 16 and 17?

8. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Attorney-General: Does he agree with Colin James’ assessment of his handling of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Bill that “yet again the Government – pale shades of the dark days of Sir Robert Muldoon – has discarded constitutional niceties, this time for expedition. Not a good look for Mr Finlayson who, as Attorney-General, is the Cabinet’s guardian of constitutional propriety…”?

9. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Has implementation of the moderated Emissions Trading Scheme last year had any impact on renewable energy and forestry investment?

10. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement to the Finance and Expenditure Committee that the State-owned energy companies’ returns have been excessive?

11. NIKKI KAYE to the Minister of Statistics: What information has he received on preparations for this year’s Census?

12. Hon DARREN HUGHES to the Minister of Education: Does she believe NCEA is a world-class qualification system for young New Zealanders; if so, why?


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Why Big Spenders Are Not Our Tourism Salvation

Covid and climate change have been changing the face of tourism. That’s why it seemed oddly premature last week for Tourism Minister Stuart to announce that New Zealand isn’t interested in mass tourism any more, or in attracting the sort of budget visitors who “travel around our country on $10 a day eating two-minute noodles.” Instead, New Zealand aims to focus its marketing efforts on attracting wealthy, big spending tourists. “In terms of targeting our marketing spin,” Nash said, “it is unashamedly going to be at … High-quality tourists.” Really? The comments have raised a few eyebrows overseas, and a few hackles here at home. Nash’s comments have also been something of a gift to an Opposition adept at portraying the Ardern government as a bunch of liberal elitists out of touch with ordinary people...


National: Surgical Wait List Hits New Record
A new record has been set for New Zealanders waiting more than four months for surgery, National’s Health spokesperson Dr Shane Reti says... More>>

School Strike 4 Climate: Intergenerational Climate Strike On September 23rd
Once again School Strike for climate Ōtautahi (Christchurch) is asking all students to unite in a call to all council candidates to #voteclimate. Happening on Friday 23rd of September... More>>

Privacy Commissioner: Public Input Sought To Inform Privacy Rules For Biometrics
Privacy Commissioner Michael Webster is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say on the use of biometric information in Aotearoa New Zealand... More>>

Government: Wage Growth Best On Record
Workers’ have experienced their biggest pay hike on record, outstripping inflation. Stats NZ figures show median weekly earnings from wages and salaries jumped by 8.8 percent in the June year... More>>

Human Rights Commission: Urgent Government Action Needed To Support Renters’ Human Rights
An immediate freeze on rent increases could give renters some reprieve during the cost-of-living crisis says Te Kahui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission... More>>

Government: Creating Sustainable Public Transport For All
Workers and public transport users are at the heart of the new Sustainable Public Transport Framework, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today... More>>




InfoPages News Channels