Parliament

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

 

Parliament: Oral Questions - 12 February 2020

Questions to Ministers

  1. MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the Salvation Army’s State of the Nation Report, which said that “despite some significant progress, much more needs to be done to ensure the growing prosperity of our economy is shared more fairly”?
  2. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements and actions?
  3. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her Government’s statements and actions?
  4. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he seen on the economic impact of the New Zealand Upgrade Programme?
  5. Hon PAUL GOLDSMITH to the Minister of Finance: What steps, if any, has he taken to ensure the integrity of ministerial decisions in the major spending programmes announced in the previous two Budgets?
  6. Hon MICHAEL WOODHOUSE to the Minister of Health: Is he satisfied that the response to the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak was timely and appropriate?
  7. PAUL EAGLE to the Minister of Transport: In what ways, if any, will the New Zealand Upgrade Programme help futureproof the economy and get our cities moving?
  8. Hon LOUISE UPSTON to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by her statement that “the Government’s plan to get people off the benefit and into work is starting to pay off”?
  9. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Transport: Does he stand by his reported comment on 10 July 2019 in relation to 12 roading projects that “If we were to do what the Business Advisory Council was saying, it would mean spending a great deal of money, more than $12 billion, on projects that have very low economic value,” and what role did he play in the selection of the transport projects in the Government’s New Zealand Upgrade Programme?
  10. ANGIE WARREN-CLARK to the Minister of Health: What recent announcements has he made about child and maternal health facilities?
  11. MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media: Does he stand by all his actions and policies?
  12. Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Minister of Research, Science and Innovation: Is the Government delivering improved outcomes in research and innovation?

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Wage Cuts, And The Listener’s Demise

Various levels of across the board wage cuts – 10%? 15% ?- are being mooted for workers in some of our larger firms, in order to help the likes of Fletchers, Mediaworks etc survive the Covid-19 crisis. It is extraordinary that unions should be having to explain to employers (and to the public) just how unfairly the burden of such a response would fall. Basically, if you’re on a salary in six figures, a 10-15% haircut can still be worn fairly lightly. If you’re employed at or below the median wage, losing 10% of your income can be a hammer blow... More>>

 
 

Government: Seeking Infrastructure Projects


The Government has tasked a group of industry leaders to seek out infrastructure projects that are ready to start as soon as the construction industry returns to normal to reduce the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford and Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones say...More>>

ALSO:


Police Commissioner: Christchurch Terrorist Pleads Guilty

Police acknowledge the guilty pleas in the Christchurch Mosque attacks prosecution that were entered in the Christchurch High Court today. The guilty pleas to 51 charges of murder, 40 charges of attempted murder and one charge of engaging in a terrorist ... More>>

ALSO:

Transport: $54 billion Investment In Draft GPS 2021

The Draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) 2021 on land transport confirms that the Government will invest a record $54 billion in its balanced transport policy over the next decade. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Loss Of Abortion Safe Zones

No doubt, last night’s defeat of abortion law reform provisions that would have created safe zones around abortion clinics will be portrayed, by some, as a victory for free speech. It isn’t. It was a victory for bigotry and intimidation directed ... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On National's Regulation Crusade

Lets step back in time now, to simpler days and to simple-minded solutions. So…. if National gets elected, landlords will once again be able to evict tenants at will, raise rents anytime they like, and ignore the need to install a healthy standard of heating in the homes they put out to rent. This promised ‘bonfire of regulations’ is being done in the name of cutting red tape... More>>

ALSO:

SMC - Expert Reaction: PF2050 Strategy

DOC has released a strategy to reach Predator Free 2050, along with an action plan through to 2025. The predator-free goal focuses on three groups of mammals: possums, three species of rats, plus stoats, ferrets and weasels... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 


 

InfoPages News Channels