27 Jul 2010

Question Time for 27 July 2010

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 27 July 2010

Questions to Ministers 1. RAHUI KATENE to the Prime Minister: How will his commitment to addressing "the challenges of our shared future as New Zealanders" in respect of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, address the challenge left by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples, of "the extreme disadvantage in the social and economic conditions of the Māori people"? 2. Hon ANNETTE KING to the Prime Minister: What adverse impact on costs and prices, if any, have this Government's policies had on New Zealanders? 3. CRAIG FOSS to the Minister of Finance: What challenges must New Zealand overcome to achieve balanced, sustainable economic growth? 4. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE to the Minister of Finance: Why will the cancellation of the Government's plans to mine sensitive conservation land have no effect on the GDP growth projections for the next 5 years? 5. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Transport: What is the focus of the Government's road safety initiatives announced yesterday? 6. Hon RUTH DYSON to the Minister of Health: Is he comfortable with the numerous announcements of health cuts in the last 20 months? 7. CHRIS AUCHINVOLE to the Minister for the Environment: How are the Government's resource management reforms assisting the economic recovery with jobs and investments? 8. Hon TREVOR MALLARD to the Minister of Labour: What evidence, if any, led to her proposing to restrict the right of wage and salary earners to meet with their union representatives at their workplace? 9. GARETH HUGHES to the Minister of Transport: Does he agree with Auckland Mayor John Banks, in an opinion piece supporting the CBD rail loop, that "rail is the most effective and efficient way of providing for Auckland's growth in travel demand"? 10. SANDRA GOUDIE to the Minister of Police: What reports has she received on successful operations by the Police against organised crime? 11. DAVID GARRETT to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement regarding proposed changes to the Foreshore and Seabed Act that "I don't think people will notice a lot of change"? 12. Hon DAVID PARKER to the Minister for Economic Development: Does he have targets or milestones to achieve income parity with Australia by 2025?