15 May 2016

The Week in Parliament for 15 May 2016

From In Parliament, 7:30 am on 15 May 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill passes first reading and is sent off to the Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade Committee; Three bill pass final readings: one extending the time that the Southern DHB is governed by a commissioner, the second amends the Building Act in relation to earthquake-prone buildings, and the third amends exiting tax laws; Nick Smith fields patsy questions on Housing; Government MPs demand apologies from Labour over "Chinese sounding names" register; Prime Minister John Key ejected from Chamber for disobeying the Speaker; Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler presents his latest Financial Stability report to the Finance and Expenditure Committee; Eric Knight speaks on his petition calling for an extension to the Criminal Records Clean Slate Act 2004; Primary Production Committee receives a briefing on New Zealand's Hemp Industry; Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill passes first reading and is sent to the Maori Affairs Select Committee; Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill passes first reading and is sent to the Social Services Committee.