House Highlights - 27 July, 2012
The House sat under extended hours yesterday, starting with Maraeroa A and B Blocks Claims Settlement Bill and Maraeroa A and B Blocks Incorporation Bill - Third Reading:
Ngati Makino Claims Settlement Bill - Third Reading:
During Question Time, Hon David Parker asked the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement regarding migration to Australia “What’s the point of standing in the airport crying about it?”; if so, how many of the 53,763 people that migrated to Australia in the year to June 2012 are from 18 to 30 years of age in number and percentage terms?
Metiria Turei to the Minister of Māori Affairs: Ka whakaae a ia ki tā te Kaikōmihana Whanaungata ā-Iwi, a Joris De Bres, i kī rā, “Many Māori children are being denied their basic human rights because of poverty and inadequate public services”?
Translation: Does he agree with Race Relations Commissioner Joris De Bres that “Many Māori children are being denied their basic human rights because of poverty and inadequate public services”?
Jacinda Ardern to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by her statement that “if we are going to make a difference for the families who are struggling, we need to be able to invest in interventions that we know will work”; if so, what are her methods for developing policies that she knows will work?
Darien Fenton to the Minister of Immigration: What labour market testing requirements does Immigration New Zealand carry out before approving an employer’s application to bring foreign workers to New Zealand?
Dr Kennedy Graham to the Minister for Climate Change Issues: Is the $328 million additional cost of the Government’s recent Emissions Trading Scheme proposed amendments consistent with the National Party election pledge that the amendments would be fiscally neutral?
Other items on the day's agenda -
Rongowhakaata Claims Settlement Bill - Third Reading:
Ngai Tamanuhiri Claims Settlement Bill - Third Reading: