The House Today #nzqt

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

Credit: Woolf Photography via parliament.nz

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. METIRIA TUREI to the Minister for Women: When she said that she was “fully equipped to kinda leap in and tackle” the challenge of pay equity, why is she ruling out a law change to shrink the pay gap in the private sector?
  2. MAUREEN PUGH to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making on keeping the Crown accounts in surplus?
  3. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that the shortage of rental housing in Wellington is “a problem of success”?
  4. SARAH DOWIE to the Minister of Justice: What recent announcements has she made about justice sector investment?
  5. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Women: Does she stand by her statement that closing the gender gap is “one of my top priorities”?
  6. STUART SMITH to the Minister for Small Business: What recent announcements has she made regarding support for small businesses in regional New Zealand?
  7. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements regarding superannuation; if so, why?
  8. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he agree with the former Minister of Finance Bill English’s statement, in regard to the New Zealand Super Fund, “when surpluses return we will resume contributions”?
  9. BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister of Revenue: What is the Government doing to ensure all companies operating in New Zealand pay their fair share of tax?
  10. EUGENIE SAGE to the Minister for the Environment: Does he agree with Forest and Bird president Mark Hanger, who said, “in putting the Forum’s recommendations to one side, the Government has undermined the good faith and trust that we put in the Forum to help address the freshwater crisis facing all New Zealanders”?
  11. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Transport: What updates can he provide on the Government’s Accelerated Regional Roading Package?
  12. CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she stand by her statement in June 2014 with regard to the Investing in Educational Success initiative, “parents will be very pleased we’re making such good progress on something that will make a real difference in our schools and classrooms”?

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