19 Jun 2016

The Week In Parliament for 19 June 2016

From In Parliament, 7:33 am on 19 June 2016

Finance Minister Bill English lodges a certificate of financial veto to block Labour MP Sue Moroney's Parental Leave and Employment Protection (6 Months' Paid Leave) Amendment Bill; the Battle of Health Ministers past and present - between Annette King and Jonathan Coleman - continues in committee rooms and chamber; Greens co-leader James Shaw complains about Government responses to questions and their blocking the tabling of documents; Government faces questions on homelessness & the economy; Ministers including Amy Adams, Jonathan Coleman and Gerry Brownlee appear before select committees for scrutiny of this year's budget allocations for their ministries; MPs express sympathy for victims of the Orlando shooting; Speaker declines Andrew Little's request for a snap debate on New Zealand's refugee quota; The Coroners Amendment Bill passes final reading - as do the Riccarton Racecourse Development Enabling Bill and the Riccarton Racecourse Bill; and Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee gives a preview of the next week back after the one-week adjournment.