The House Today #nzqt

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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. ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister of Finance: What is the Government doing to improve New Zealand?s long-term fiscal sustainability?
  2. ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that ?we have the best opportunity in decades to make positive sustainable choices for our country?; if so, do those choices include not contributing to the Superannuation Fund, increasing the acceptable level of E.coli in swimmable water, writing off young people as ?pretty damn hopeless?, and treating a housing shortage as a ?problem of success??
  3. METIRIA TUREI to the Prime Minister: E m?ia ana a ia ki ?na kaupapa here katoa?

    Translation: Does he have confidence in all his policies?

  4. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement to The Nation, ?Well, it?s turned out that because so many more people are working as they get through the age 60, 65, that super is more affordable than was expected, say, 15 years ago. I haven?t made the same undertaking as John, so we have the opportunity for a bit of a reset there??
  5. JACINDA ARDERN to the Minister for Social Development: Is she satisfied with the Government?s treatment of those who have been abused by the State?
  6. SCOTT SIMPSON to the Minister for the Environment: What is the estimated cost of the 90 percent of rivers and lakes swimmable by 2040 policy, and what specific requirements will it place on councils and farms to achieve this target?
  7. GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Is the New Zealand Super Fund correct that the impact on the fund as a result of the suspension of Government contributions in July 2009 has been a reduction in the projected size of the fund of $20.5 billion?
  8. CATHERINE DELAHUNTY to the Minister for the Environment: Does the Selwyn – Waikirikiri river at Chamberlains Ford meet the ?good for swimming? standard as outlined in the Government?s Clean Water plan?
  9. PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Social Housing: How many social housing places are receiving an income-related rent subsidy now; and by how much has this changed since the Prime Minister?s 2015 State of the Nation speech?
  10. JOANNE HAYES to the Minister for Social Development: What recent reports has she received on the establishment of the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki?
  11. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for the Environment: Does he believe that he has control of his Environment portfolio, given the Kermadec sanctuary legislation he is responsible for is becalmed, and his proposed standard for swimmable rivers has been condemned by freshwater scientists and environmentalists, as well as recreational users of the rivers and lakes, which have been deteriorating under his watch?
  12. BRETT HUDSON to the Minister for Small Business: What reports has she received on how New Zealand?s small business growth expectations compare to other economies?

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