9 Sep 2015

The Day In Parliament for 9 September 2015 - morning edition

From In Parliament, 5:49 am on 9 September 2015

Government makes progress on two tax bills - the Taxation (Land Information and Offshore Persons Information) Bill and Taxation (Bright-line Test for Residential Land) Bill - despite criticism from the Opposition benches; Questions about the economic health of the regions and refugees as Parliament resumes after a week's break; Finance minister, Bil English, concedes some regions are struggling and confirms that an increase in jobs will be outpaced by a rise in unemployment; Opposition questions on refugees are led by the Greens co-leader, James Shaw, and fielded by Immigration Minister, Michael Woodhouse; The Speaker rejects requests for an urgent debate on the Government's decision to accept an additional 600 Syrian refugees.