The House Today #nzqt

Credit: Woolf Photography via

Credit: Woolf Photography via

Parliament is sitting today.

You can follow proceedings starting at 2 pm on TV ( Freeview 31, Igloo 50, Sky 86, Vodafone 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. MATT DOOCEY to the Minister of Finance: What recent announcements has the Government made regarding its Social Housing Reform Programme?
  2. RON MARK to the Minister of Immigration: Does he stand by his statement that “commitments that are made around sponsorship that haven’t been met” regarding his review of the parent category immigration rules?
  3. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement in relation to the New Zealand Super Fund, “when surpluses return we will resume contributions”; if not, why not?
  4. JACQUI DEAN to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: What recent announcements has the Government made in relation to pay equity?
  5. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for Building and Housing: Ka tautoko ia ia taku Pire e hoatu nōhanga wā roa ana, ngita ana, tū roa ana i runga i tana tohutohu ki te hunga hook whare tuatahi, ko nāianei, “probably not a good time for a young family to buy”; i tētahi whare i Akarana?

    Translation: Will he support my bill to provide more secure and stable long-term tenancies, given his recent advice to first-home buyers that now is “probably not a good time for a young family to buy” a house in Auckland?

  6. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her statement that funding for at-risk students announced in Budget 2016 “is a clear example of how our funding system could be changed to get more support to those students who need it most”; if so, is she concerned that a recent survey found over a third of principals are considering reducing support staff hours in 2017?
  7. FLETCHER TABUTEAU to the Minister for Building and Housing: What reports has he received on substandard building products being imported into New Zealand?
  8. Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Education: What update can she provide on the earthquake-affected schools in Kaikōura?
  9. IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Minister of Immigration: Is the immigration system working in the best interests of New Zealand and migrants?
  10. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Associate Minister of Local Government: What recent announcements has she made on reducing the risk and harm of dog attacks?
  11. STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: Does she believe that the Prime Minister’s current strategy regarding his so called “war on P” is failing, given that the percentage of police detainees who in the past year have used P increased from 28 percent in 2012 to 36 percent in 2015?
  12. JAN LOGIE to the Minister for Social Development: Why will she not implement a crucial recommendation of the Confidential Listening Service that an independent body is needed to resolve historic and current complaints of abuse and neglect in State care?

This post is a Debate post about the goings on in The House. It is not a general debate post. Off-topic comments will be removed.


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