The House Today #nzqt

Parliament is sitting today.

You can follow proceedings starting at 2 pm on TV (Freeview 22, Sky 86), streaming audio via Radio New Zealand and streaming Parliament TV via the internet. After the sitting day, on-demand replays can be found at In The House.

Questions to Ministers

  1. JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Transport: Why does his 10-year transport strategy make no mention of New Zealand’s long-term target to reduce net greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2050?
  2. CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: How is Budget 2016 building on the Government’s programme of Social Investment to deliver better long-term results for New Zealanders?
  3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement in relation to the SkyCity convention centre deal, “it’s 1,000 jobs to build it”, given steelmaking and fitting work has gone to a Thai company at the cost of 100 jobs?
  4. MARK MITCHELL to the Minister of Defence: What recent announcements has the Government made about funding for New Zealand’s defence and security?
  5. RON MARK to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in all his Ministers?
  6. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that “I’d expect the financial system to take account of the inherent risk of rapidly rising house prices. Particularly the buyers. The buyers need to pay attention to the fact that interest rates will inevitably rise even if in the next couple of years they can’t see that happening quickly. The debt related to mortgages lasts a long time”?
  7. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister of Health: What progress is being made on encouraging primary schools to adopt the Health Promoting Schools programme?
  8. KEVIN HAGUE to the Associate Minister of Health: Will he now use his power under section 32 of the Public Health and Disability Act 2000 to direct Capital and Coast District Health Board to initiate the transitional support plan for Ashley Peacock, which recommends a pathway to a community placement, immediately; if not, why not?
  9. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: Does she stand by her statement that her advice to the Prime Minister about the Salvation Army’s visit to Bruce Pulman Park “was not sufficiently clear”; if so, why did she and her office release the same misinformation to the media?
  10. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister for Communications: What recent announcements has she made on the progress of the Rural Broadband Initiative?
  11. STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: Does she believe that having Police on the road has a role in road safety, given her recent statement, “There will be fewer police officers on the road”?
  12. ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What steps is the Government taking to better protect consumers and promote competition?

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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