12 Jun 2012

Question Time for 12 June 2012

From Parliament - Question Time, 2:03 pm on 12 June 2012

Due to a technical fault at Parliament, the Speaker's audio is very low level.

  1. DAVID BENNETT to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the Government’s financial position?
  2. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by all his statements?
  3. Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Finance: Does he have confidence in the advice he is receiving from the Treasury; if so, why?
  4. JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What new opportunities for petroleum exploration in New Zealand have recently been opened?
  5. DAVID SHEARER to the Prime Minister: Does he still stand by his statement that he would resign rather than change superannuation?
  6. KEVIN HAGUE to the Minister for ACC: Does she have full trust and confidence in John Judge as ACC board chair and, if her confidence is less than full, what is she doing about that?
  7. Dr JACKIE BLUE to the Minister of Health: What reports has he received on improvements to midwifery services?
  8. Hon CLAYTON COSGROVE to the Minister for State Owned Enterprises: Is it his understanding that the Prime Minister is still committed to his policy of partial asset sales in Mighty River Power, Genesis Power, Meridian Energy, Solid Energy, and Air New Zealand?
  9. SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: How much overdue student loan debt has the Government recovered from overseas-based borrowers in the last two years?
  10. CHARLES CHAUVEL to the Minister for Courts: What decrease, if any, in the use of the Family Court after 1 July is expected to result from his decision to introduce fees of $700 plus a daily hearing fee of $1,812 for applications for divisions of assets, and fees of $220 for childcare disputes, both of which applications are at present fee-free?
  11. JAN LOGIE to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement that “It is also true that anyone on a benefit actually has a lifestyle choice. If one budgets properly, one can pay one’s bills.”?
  12. ANDREW LITTLE to the Minister for ACC: What actions, apart from inviting or observing inquiries from the Privacy Commissioner and the Auditor-General, has she taken since 12 March 2012 to see that issues arising out of the wrongful disclosure of personal information by the Accident Compensation Corporation to Bronwyn Pullar have been remedied or addressed by the Corporation?